FRONTLINE workers on Teesside benefit from construction industry PPE donation
FRONTLINE workers on Teesside have benefited from a UK wide construction industry initiative to help source personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS and care staff.
Health officials in Tees Valley have taken delivery of boxes of protective coveralls donated from the National Equipment Appeal Database.
The nationwide appeal database was established to help co-ordinate the collection of construction industry held PPE and distribute donated items to hospital trusts, GP practices, care homes and care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nicola Pierce, project manager children and young people, NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “One of the most valuable resources to the NHS at this time is PPE and we are working around the clock to ensure that these vitally needed items are available to all frontline staff.
“We contacted the National Equipment Appeal Database team with a request for coveralls and they matched us with a donation and sent over what they had.
“The offers of PPE that we have received have been invaluable and we would like to say a massive thank you to the National Equipment Appeal Database and all the local businesses and individuals who continue to support us.”
Anyone wishing to donate items of PPE equipment to NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for distribution to frontline NHS and care staff can contact: TVCCG.PPE@nhs.net