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Fire and Rescue Service and volunteers mobilise to ensure frontline GP practice staff get their PPE

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, the NHS and volunteers are undertaking a joint operation to make sure frontline health workers in primary care have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need in the fight against Coronavirus.

The multi-agency Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Logistics Cell have been delivering PPE to GP practices and other locations across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent for use by doctors, nurses and other health workers.

By Thursday morning they had delivered:

  • 33,000 face masks
  • 17,000 aprons
  • 400 reusable goggles

The equipment is being distributed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Blood Bike volunteers.

Chris Bird Logistics Cell Lead from North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust said: “Priority has been given to hot hubs where staff may come into contact with patients displaying Coronavirus symptoms, and to GPs visiting care homes. We are also supporting the hospices in our area.

“However we are working hard to ensure staff in all GP practices across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have access to the PPE they require.

“We are extremely grateful to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Blood Bike volunteers for their help with the distribution, and to Stafford Industrial Supplies Ltd who donated 100 pairs of reusable goggles.”

Graham Mills, Head of Emergency Response at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “As part of mutual aid, our team has distributed around 50,000 PPE items to over 50 locations, including doctor’s surgeries and hospices in only a few days. This work will continue as part of mutual aid.”

Chris Bird added said: “We would urge everyone to follow official NHS guidance on Coronavirus/COVID-19 and not take guidance from social media.”

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