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Kind <span class="caps">PPE</span> donation from <span class="caps">MHS</span> Med Supplies Ltd given to distribute across frontline staff

Kind PPE donation from MHS Med Supplies Ltd given to distribute across frontline staff

Following an appeal by the local NHS to businesses to donate unwanted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), MHS Med Supplies Ltd in Manchester has donated 50 disposable gowns for NHS health and care staff in Pennine Lancashire.

NHS East Lancashire and NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are hopeful that this kind donation will encourage other businesses to follow in their footsteps and donate more unused or unwanted PPE where possible.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is specialised clothing or equipment worn by employees for protection against health and safety hazards. PPE such as surgical gloves, protective aprons and surgical masks and visors are now needed more than ever by health workers and first responders needing to protect themselves and patients during this Covid-19 pandemic.

The disposable gowns were given completely free of charge and staff from local hospitals and care homes are set to benefit from the donation.

Alex Walker, Director of Performance and Delivery at the two CCGs, said:

We are incredibly thankful to the staff at MHS Med Supplies Ltd for donating their time and resources in the provision of these gowns. These are challenging times and the NHS, health and care staff across Pennine Lancashire need an inordinate amount of PPE so any other donations are welcome and well received. I would like to say a big thank you to those businesses and organisations like MHS Med Supplies Ltd for their ongoing generosity and support.”

Pennine Lancashire businesses who are able to help us in any way — or know of any organisations who can ‑please drop us an email at: pennine.quality@nhs.net or call 01282 644623.