Great Yarmouth Lions Club have contributed £1,000 towards vital piece of equipment for the James Paget University Hospital. Other Lions Clubs from the catchment of JPUH have come together to fund a this vital piece of equipment to help protect NHS staff during the current pandemic.
The project was supported by the following Great Yarmouth , Norfolk Broads, Lowestoft, Beccles, Southwold, Halesworth, Bungay, Wroxham & Hoveton, and a grant from the Lions International Emergency Fund.
This specialist piece of equipment which costs around £10,000, ensures that the masks worn by NHS staff are fitting correctly and giving the best protection. Respirator fit testing is a key component to any respiratory protection programme, protecting staff from airborne hazards.
Anyone who wears a tight fitting respirator is required to perform respirator fit testing. The Infection Prevention and Control Team at the Trust are responsible for providing over 4,000 frontline staff members with respirator fit tests to ensure the FFP3 masks they use are protecting them.