A South London end of life care hospice took the step of asking for donations of swimming, cycling or science lab goggles to protect its staff and patients from Covid-19.

A social media post from St Christopher’s Hospice, Lewisham, from April 3 asked for donated surgical masks, gloves and aprons as well as goggles.

It read: “You may have heard that there are Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages across the UK and we are struggling to secure the necessary supplies to keep our patients, nurses and doctors safe.

By london