STAFF at Warwick Hospital have welcomed a donation of more personal protective equipment (PPE) from China.
Stratford District Council (SDC) has been able to arrange further donations to South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT), thanks to the authority’s on going cultural relationship with Fuzhou in China’s Jiangxi province.
Along with previous donations SWFT has now received a total of 35,000 masks, 200 disposable protective suits and 5,000 protective gloves from Fuzhou.
SDC chairman Coun Christopher Kettle said: ”We are very grateful to our friends in the Municipal Government of Fuzhou for this very generous and supportive offer during our ongoing health crisis.
“It is further evidence of the benefit of the relationships Stratford has been building with Fuzhou over the past five years.”
SWFT chief executive Glen Burley welcomed the donation.
He said: “I want to say a huge thank you to Fuzhou and Meishan for their generous donation of personal protective equipment in such a crucial time for the NHS.
“With their support, we are able to continue providing essential care to our patients in hospital and in the community, while keeping them and our staff safe during these unprecedented times. We are extremely grateful and would like to also thank Stratford District Council for their support.”