Celebrate the PPE milestone

26 June 2020

Two billion PPE items have been delivered to NHS and social care staff since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government has announced. Kathryn Smith, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, says:

It’s great news that this target has been reached. We have been one of many voices advocating the frequent supply of PPE and also of training on how to use it. There will be care and support providers who might still struggle to get supplies and no one can afford to be complacent. But it’s worth taking a step back today and celebrating this successful milestone. Clearly, at the moment COVID-19 isn’t going to be eradicated overnight; and so it’s vital that PPE supplies, along with regular testing, are constant in the months ahead.

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