Big thanks goes out to PPE suppliers in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Big thanks goes out to PPE suppliers in Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 7th May, 2020 Updated: 10th May, 2020   0

A BIG thank you has gone out to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suppliers in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council has voiced its thanks to local companies, charities, community groups and residents, which have been helping with the supply and distribution of PPE to protect frontline staff in the fight against Covid-19.

Warwickshire businesses have repurposed production to make a range of protective items, such as aprons and visors, while other local firms have generously donated PPE equipment.

On a smaller scale, individuals and craft groups have come together virtually to create ‘scrub-hubs’ to create supplies of PPE – click here

The PPE that has been manufactured and donated includes masks, nitrile powder free gloves, disposable aprons, fluid resistant gowns, clinical waste bags and eye protection.

Council chief executive, Monica Fogarty said: “This equipment is helping protect key workers supporting our most vulnerable people and I’m incredibly proud of the way Warwickshire is responding to Covid-19.

“It has been wonderful to see businesses and communities joining forces to help our health and social care workers.”

Any business which would like to donate appropriate PPE – whether by donating its own stock, or by repurposing its manufacturing processes should email  [email protected]

Warwickshire County Council is working with partners such as WMCA, CW Growth Hub, CW Chamber and Midlands Manufacturing Network to support businesses that have relevant capabilities and would like to re-purpose their production lines to make PPE but need some direction on making this change.

Visit [email protected] to find out more about help with supply of PPE.http://[email protected].

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