Cobh Community Hospital has created a video to encourage people to continue washing their hands during the current pandemic and to thank the local people who provided the hospital with PPE.
The video opens with a staff member holding a framed quote which reads: “Not all superheroes wear capes, some wear scrubs and gowns”.
More staff emerge holding signs and singing to the tune of the infamous Baby Shark song, replacing the words with the simple message of “wash your hands”.
The video outlines the steps of washing your hands to ensure protection from the spread of the virus and the nurses featured are wearing PPE made for the hospital by local women in the community.
Care assistant at the hospital Betty Drake came up with the idea for the video.
Director of Nursing at the hospital, Erica Mulvihill, said that staff wanted to send a personal thank you to those who provided them with gowns and masks and used the video as a reminder to people to continue washing their hands to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
“It’s was more of a fun thing and a thank you because we had a lot of community people who are making gowns and masks for us so it was used as a thank you message for those people. The girls wore them in the video so they could personally thank them.
“These are women in our community, retired nurses, people who are just handy with a sewing machine and during lockdown a lot of them are cocooning and so in that time they decided to pull out the sewing machine that they hadn’t used in quite a while and pull together for our community hospital here.
The hospital with a total of 56 staff members currently has 44 patients for which the hospital is essentially their home during the current pandemic.
As of now, the hospital is clear of infection due to the policies that were put in place early to stop the spread of the virus and the great teamwork of the staff.
Hospital staff have been overwhelmed by the donations it has been receiving and the generosity of local people and the entire community during such an uncertain period.