Hats off to doc’s boredom-busting idea

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Dr Louisa Case shows off the scrub hats people have donated to the Busselton Health Campus staff.
Camera IconDr Louisa Case shows off the scrub hats people have donated to the Busselton Health Campus staff. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

A small initiative from an enterprising Dunsborough doctor has turned into an online sensation.

Dr Louisa Case started an initiative where people self-isolating can put their time to good use by making scrub hats for doctors and nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hats are in high demand as each staff member needs to wear them and wash them daily. The popular movement has reached more than 300 scrub hats that have been made by everyone, from pensioners to school children.

Mel Coshott, Louisa Case and Jessica Reynolds demonstrate the homemade colourful scrub hats
Camera IconMel Coshott, Louisa Case and Jessica Reynolds demonstrate the homemade colourful scrub hats Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Dr Case said people from Esperance to Geraldton had taken up the hobby of sewing the scrub hats. “I put a post up on a local Facebook group requesting scrub hats for Busselton hospital staff to see if anyone would like to help people on the front line and I have people all over the State now sending me scrub hats,” she said.

“It’s given a lot of people a great occupation during social isolation. It really is bright and cheerful and people are really enthused to be wearing them”

The sewing group has expan-ded into boomerang bags, as any bag used in the hospital needs to be washed along with scrubs.

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