CALL FOR ASSISTANCE with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) locally

Equipment sought:

 

• Liquid handwash • Alcohol based hand rub (min 60% alcohol) • Disposable sterile latex/nitrile or neoprene gloves • Disposable non-sterile latex/nitrile or neoprene gloves • Non-sterile disposable vinyl gloves (can be used for environmental/equipment cleaning) • Disposable plastic aprons • Fluid resistant surgical mask (EN 14683 Type IIR) • Long sleeved disposable gown • FFP3 mask (EN149:2001) • Eye protection • surgical mask with integrated visor • full face shield/visor • polycarbonate safety spectacles or equivalent Products must not have reached their end of use date and payment can be arranged for any suitable products offered.

If you are able to supply any of the above items please email ppe@wirral.gov.uk indicating name of your organisation, a contact person and phone number, what the equipment is and numbers available, terms of offer, when it could be available and whether you can safely deliver it to the central distribution hub, which is located at: Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre Valley Rd Bidston Birkenhead CH41 7EJ

 

Nationally A UK-wide plan to ensure that critical personal protective equipment (PPE) is delivered to those on the frontline responding to coronavirus (COVID-19) was published on 10th April by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock. The 3-strand plan provides clear guidance on who needs PPE and when they need it, ensure those who need it can get it at the right time and set out action to secure enough PPE to last through the crisis. A full, 24/7 military operation is already underway to deal with the unprecedented, global demand for PPE as a result of this pandemic.

 

A new national supply and logistics network has been created from scratch in a matter of weeks to manage supply and demand across the UK, and to make sure appropriate PPE reaches those who need it. A new website, developed with the help of the military, is being rolled out in the coming weeks to improve distribution and will enable primary, social and community care providers in England to order critical PPE. In addition, a new PPE hub provides easy access to all the government’s guidance on PPE in one place – a one-stop shop people can visit to understand what PPE they need.

This is in addition to a 24-hour helpline that already allows providers to request emergency drops of PPE to meet immediate need. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: "I will stop at nothing to protect those on the frontline who are fighting this virus. Our heroic health and care staff are working around the clock and my absolute priority is to support them. Our new online ordering tool for PPE is supported by a 24/7national supply and logistics network. There is a herculean effort behind the scenes, supported by the military, to get the right kit to our frontline heroes. These new supply chains, matched with a call to arms for more businesses and organisations to join this national effort, will help save lives.”