UK company Single Use Surgical Ltd (SUSL) will donate 5p from the sale of every disposable surgical instrument sold in the UK to Cavell Nurses’ Trust to help support the nursing family in their time of need.
Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides support to UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants when they are facing personal or financial hardship. This may be as a result of illness, disability, domestic abuse and more recently the impact of COVID-19. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, the charity has provided record levels of support to nursing professionals.
The charity was founded in 1917 in memory of British nurse Edith Cavell, who is celebrated for her work in World War I. Edith is believed to have saved the lives of over 200 soldiers thanks to her bravery.
Today, the Cavell Nurses’ Trust transforms lives by supporting frontline workers when they need it most – from simple, essential support like money to repair a broken cooker or boiler, to vital life-changing aid like helping a family flee their home from domestic abuse.
Single Use Surgical was formed in 2001 as a direct response to UK hospitals’ concerns over the cleaning practices involving so-called fine lumen instruments. The company’s ethos is simple – to produce instruments that are sterile, efficient and manufactured to the highest standards, all carefully designed to put patients first and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
The partnership with Cavell Nurses’ Trust comes in recognition of International Nurses’ Day 2020, celebrated globally each year to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. It also reinforces the company’s support for the NHS during these challenging times.
SUSL Sales Director Jon Blastland said: “I am delighted to be a part of this new collaboration with Cavell Nurses’ Trust, it’s very important in these times of COVID-19, but my wish is to continue to support our fantastic NHS nurses long after the virus has been beaten. Nurses are the heart of our NHS and they should receive the support and gratitude they deserve.”
John Orchard, Chief Executive at Cavell Nurses’ Trust added: “Edith Cavell continues to inspire people a century on and Cavell Nurses’ Trust is proud to support nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in her name. We’re incredibly grateful to the team at Single Use Surgical for getting behind us in this way and helping us support the nursing family in the UK.”
Source: Single Use Surgical Ltd.