Nuclear industry donates £200,000 of lifesaving PPE to the NHS
Sellafield Ltd is providing 20,000 gowns to help Cumbria’s Coronavirus response.
The company and its owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), have pledged £200,000 to purchase the kit for the county’s frontline NHS and social care staff.
An estimated 5,000 gowns should be ready by the end of this week. A further 2,500 will be delivered each week over the next 6 weeks.
They will be distributed to NHS facilities across the county, according to need identified via the Local Resilience Forum.
Gowns provide crucial protection to care workers treating Covid-19 patients and help prevent the spread of infection.
They are in short supply as global stocks of PPE dwindle amid the global pandemic.
The donation is part of a targeted response by Sellafield Ltd, co-ordinated with local communities to ensure the areas of greatest need are identified and addressed.
On top of the 20,000 gowns, Sellafield Ltd and its supply chain have donated:
- 1,562 disposable suits
- 187 disposable gown/lab coats
- 4,850 disposable FFP3 masks
- 102 reusable masks
- 3,500 pairs of gloves
- 164 pairs of safety glasses
- 10 full face visors