A HOSPITAL team has made more than 100 protective screens to keep staff, visitors and patients safe during the pandemic.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's orthotics team, who usually make and fit braces and splints, turned their skills to creating screens which have been fitted in workspaces and public areas.

They are being used in areas at the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, as well as Banbury's Horton General Hospital.

In total, 87 fixed screens have been manufactured and fitted and 61 portable screens have been produced and delivered across the four sites since the first one was made on June 6.

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Designed from scratch, the screens are cut and manufactured in the orthotics workshop at the Nuffield.

Arron Jones, orthotics production manager at the trust, said: "I am really proud of all of my team for the hard work and dedication in this time of great need.

"We have also managed to keep providing an excellent service for our patients while simultaneously carrying out this significant screen project."

At the start of lockdown, orthotics staff made protective visors, which are still being used, before changing their focus to protective screens.