- Luke supports campaign for the public to donate spare PPE to health and social care workers
- Plastic aprons, eye protection, face masks, hand sanitiser/soap or disinfectant wipes are welcome
- With NHS workers reporting a shortage of PPE, anything you can give will make a difference
Luke today called for the people of Plymouth to support the NHS campaign to bolster supplies of PPE by requesting that the public give what they can. So far, there have been fantastic responses from schools, labs and other businesses who have kindly offered to donate equipment they do not need.
Luke had this to say:
“This campaign is so important and I want to thank everyone who has made a donation so far. Anything you can give will be welcome and will save lives. It’s great to see people coming together as we do everything we can to protect our NHS.”
Having the right PPE is vitally important to frontline staff in the fight against coronavirus. As national supplies are set to increase, hospitals are also encouraging Devon’s businesses and other organisations to bolster supplies by sharing any PPE they don’t need.
Devon CCG’s newly established PPE workstream has written to businesses and organisations across Devon asking them to get in touch. Piles of commercial PPE stocks lay idle within organisations or businesses that, sadly, have had to suspend operations during the outbreak.
This is equipment that NHS and care organisations in Devon could be using to bolster the national supplies. Since last Friday, they have received close to 100 offers of assistance from Devon businesses and organisations.
If you would like to make a donation, please contact d-ccg.Covid19PPE@nhs.net or call on 01803 396 399.