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In the face of the unprecedented scale of the global coronavirus pandemic, the world’s health services are struggling to meet the demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Manufacturers are working round the clock to produce all kinds of urgently needed equipment such as face masks, swabs and scrubs but there are still huge shortages. Earlier this month, in the UK, one small medical fetish stockist, proved just why the fetish world are proud of their community.
In this feature, we take a look at the generous donations made by the medical fetish site, MedFetUK, to help provide critical PPE for the UK’s National Health Service.
UK Medical Fetish Site Steps Up To Help NHS
With the world’s medical care providers on emergency footing following the global pandemic of coronavirus, Personal Protective Equipment suppliers have been inundated with calls for help. In the UK, the provision of PPE for front line responders has been a major source of news headlines with many decrying the government’s response as being woefully inadequate.
On 16th March 2020, the UK’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, declined to join an emergency meeting held by the European Union, the purpose of which was to procure ventilators and PPE for hospital staff. Announcing the UK would be making its own arrangements, news reports in the medical magazine Pulse reported doctors and nurses receiving out of date PPE. With two out of five GPs reporting that that they still did not have the relevant equipment to do their jobs safely and medics resorting to making their own DIY masks, the situation was becoming a critical one.
By 23rd March, contradictory statements were being made by government and the British Medical Association; the former insisting that the UK had enough PPE for everyone in the NHS whilst the BMA reporting otherwise.
Despite the government insisting that more than 390 million pieces of PPE had been dispatched across the NHS, more than 10,000 health workers had written to the prime minister demanding better safeguarding and protective equipment.
On 27th March 2020, as the United Kingdom was just a few days into its lockdown and amidst the crisis of PPE sourcing, one small medical fetish supplier decided to lend a hand.
In a series of threads posted on Twitter, MedFetUK confirmed that it had donated its stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital:
Today we donated our entire stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital. It was just a few sets, because we don’t carry large stocks, but they were desperate, so we sent them free of charge.
MedFetUK went on to make a personal statement about some of the politics behind their decision to support the UK’s health service and just why they felt, as a small company, the need to step in and help:
When you see someone from the government saying the NHS is getting what it needs, that is a LIE.
We have been contacted this week by representatives of NHS procurement all over the country, trying to source basic protective equipment and clothing.
When we, a tiny company set up to serve a small section of the kink community, find ourselves being sought out as a last-resort supplier to our National Health Service in a time of crisis, something is seriously wrong. In fact, it’s scandalous.
Let’s be under no illusions, this is the result of a decade of chronic underfunding and cuts which has left the NHS barely able to cope under normal circumstances, much less when faced with the onslaught of a global pandemic. It did not, and should not, have to be this way.
So when it’s all over…and the doctors, nurses and other staff have done an amazing job (as they undoubtedly will despite the circumstances)…let’s not forget, or forgive, the ones who sent the NHS into this battle with inadequate armour and one hand tied behind its back.
The tweets were well received by the company’s army of fans who were supportive not only of the decision to donate their stocks to the NHS but also of the sentiments behind it. And, it wasn’t just the fetish community who got behind the company with Tweets of support from many of our ‘vanilla’ brothers and sisters:
This is my new fetish. Not the medical stuff, I’m still hopelessly vanilla……..; my new thing is socially-reponsible companies acting altruistically and speaking truth to power. More power to you, you sexy people. @CollingwoodPhil
Okay, this is absurd! I have absolutely nothing against the various fetish communities, but I would have never thought a fetish shop would be propping up the NHS. It’s sad that you have to do it – and brilliant that you step up. This vanilla guy has some serious fetish respect! @SorenMRiis
The company had already seen a surge in orders for some of its medical supplies including hand sanitizers and face masks as the British public looked to alternative retailers for sourcing their own protection against COVID19.
It is not clear exactly what MedFetUK donated to the NHS but they stock an impressive range of medical supplies including PPE items such as:
- Examination and Surgical Gowns
- Beret Style Surgical Caps
- Surgical Masks
- Disposable Theatre Scrubs
- Scrubs Suits
- Surgical Drapes
Who Are MedFetUK?
Based in the north west of England, MedFetUK are a small but specialized online retailer of genuine medical grade products for the medical fetish community.
Supplying the UK, Europe and internationally, they stock over 250 products for this niche kink market which includes those who have a nurse fetish.
Much of their range is sold individually for specific roleplay but you can also buy ready-made kits with a variety of medical products catered for different types of customer. From newcomers to advanced needle play enthusiasts, there is a decent selection available through their online store.
For those fetish fans who are looking for more specific items, you can find products related to medical procedures such as:
- Surgical Instruments
- Skin Stapling
- Cupping Therapy
- Sensation Play
Of course, you may now have to wait for their protective wear and clothing to become available but other basic accessories also include:
- Disposable Sheets
- Instrument, Dressing and Prep Trays
- Trauma Shears
- Lab Coats
- Needles in a variety of guages
- Nurses Uniform
- Safety Glasses
- Surgical Gowns
- Sterile Field Procedure Kits
- Syringe Racks
In addition to their standard range of medical equipment, they also stock more specialist fetish related items such as the waterproof, washable bedding from Sheets of San Francisco, ElectraStim devices and books on medical play, pain, blood, anatomy and play piercing.
At the higher end of their price range, MedFetUK also supply furniture and accessories to help their customers set up their own ‘clinics’ and include:
- Portable Exam/Procedure Tables
- IV Stands
- Autoclave Machines
- Adjustable Leg Rests.
- BP Monitors
- Hot Air/Heat Sterilizers
You can find full details of all their product range including details of how to order online via their website.
On behalf of the kink community, Fetish Engine would like to thank MedFetUK, the NHS as well as all global healthcare providers fighting the front-line war against coronavirus.
Featured image via PickPic.