Environ has donated over R1million worth of product to doctors and nurses at six hospitals in Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal to help soothe and restore skin sensitised by long hours of wearing a mask.
The South African born yet internationally recognised brand acknowledges the immense daily assault on skin as a result of the masks that the doctors and nurses are wearing. By gifting them skincare boosters, Environ wanted to show support and care as well as lift morale for healthcare workers who are making daily sacriﬁces.
Hospital of Hope
Environ has donated to doctors and nurses working at the Hospital of Hope, a special COVID-19 ﬁeld hospital established at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, as well as to doctors and nurses at various hospitals in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Recently, the donations were handed over by Dr Des Fernandes, Environ’s Founder and Scientiﬁc Director, and his sister Val Carstens, Environ’s Group Chairman, Director and CEO at the Hospital of Hope, CTICC. “My overwhelming impression on visiting the Hospital of Hope was the cheerful dedication of the staff to helping our people get through this unusual time,” says Dr Fernandes.
Doctors working to treat those affected by the global pandemic have had to make overwhelming sacriﬁces – many are unable to see their families, for fear of spreading the infection, and many are at high risk of contracting the virus themselves. Added to this is the toll that long hours and gruelling work take on these frontline workers.
“We were delighted to meet those who care for us! We hope we make a difference to their skin as much as they make a difference to people’s lives in their care,” adds Carstens.