Date of prep: December 2020
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New measures are being introduced to further improve the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health and social care staff.
From today the improvements will both provide regular supplies and improve the distribution of masks, aprons, gloves and other crucial items of PPE direct to those on the frontline who need it.
New measures include:
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said:
“The safety of our health and social care workforce is an absolute priority, and we are continuously looking to improve the distribution of the protective equipment that is so vital in the fight against COVID-19.
“These improvements will help to make sure we continue to deliver supplies needed – even in the face of unprecedented demand across the health and social care system.
“We currently have adequate stocks of PPE – equating to six weeks’ worth of hospital stock for the most critical items.
“We will be issuing almost eight million items of PPE stock in the coming week to support Primary Care and Social Care. Work continues as an absolute priority to source further PPE to ensure there continues to be an appropriate supply for all our health and social care workforce.”
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