22 May 2022

Laois ICA appeals for people to sew scrubs for Portlaoise hospital

Laois people handy with a needle and thread asked to make hospital scrubs

Laois people handy with a needle and thread asked to make hospital scrubs

Laois people skilled with a sewing machine are being asked to make hospital scrubs for frontline staff in Midlands Regional Hospital and St Fintan's hospital in Portlaoise.

The ladies of Laois ICA have put out the call for the county, not just to their members but the general community too.

“Laois Federation of the ICA have been asked to help to make scrubs and they are putting out the call. You don’t need to be a Member of ICA please help if you can for a wonderful cause," they say.

The scrubs will be a HSE quality tunic and trousers that will be washable at high temperatures.

It is part of a national project by the ICA, and people in different counties are all being asked to contact their local ICA group to register to help.

Laois people are asked to please call Anne Payne Federation President on 087-792-8063 to register with their Eircode. Or email Anne at

Anne will then order packs containing material and instructions to be dispatched from the ICA central office out to their home addresses, and then collected once made up, complying with Covid-19 restrictions.

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