Primark donates pyjamas and slippers to hospital patients

Primark delivers nightwear to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, with some going to Stobhill and Lightburn hospitals as well.

Donation: Fresh nightwear has been delivered to hospitals.
Donation: Fresh nightwear has been delivered to hospitals.

A high street store has donated pyjamas, slippers and socks to hospital patients who are struggling to get fresh clothes.

Primark has delivered a van load of nightwear to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, with some going to Stobhill and Lightburn hospitals as well.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most patients aren’t able to have visitors at the moment, making it difficult for them to get fresh clothing.

And following a request from Glasgow Royal staff, Primark responded with an offer to help.

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Chief nurse John Stuart said: “We were so overwhelmed with the response we got from Primark. Before we knew it a delivery arrived with 1000 nighties and pyjamas, 1000 pairs of slippers and comfy shoes and 1000 pairs of socks. It was a whole van load.

“There was an even split of male and female nightwear and a great variety of different sizes. They even labelled each box with sizes and what sex they were – they had thought of absolutely everything.”

The organised delivery meant the task of distributing the items around the hospital was easier for the volunteers who stepped up to help.

John added: “We had loads to go round, so we were able to distribute items to Stobhill and Lightburn hospitals too.

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“With the excess shoes, we were able to hand these over to homeless charities in the city including the Simon Community and the Halliday Foundation. They were so grateful and said there was enough to see them through the next few months.”

Kari Rodgers, Primark, said: “I’m delighted that we were able to support Glasgow Royal with much-needed nightwear and slippers.

“Our volunteers from local Glasgow Primark stores were very happy to be able to help the community in these difficult times.”


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