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CCG for Wiltshire and Swindon makes urgent call for PPE masks and gowns

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The Swindon and Wiltshire CCG has made an urgent call for donations of PPE gowns and masks.

It also made a plea for kit used to check if respirators are correctly fitted.

According to a report from the Swindon Advertiser, the CCG said PPE stocks were currently running low.

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Making the call on social media, it forms part of an ongoing appeal launched earlier in the month.

The Swindon Advertiser report went on to detail that Tracey Cox, chief executive, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG said the demand “has never been higher.”

Responding to a question on why the CCG was still having to turn to businesses and individuals for help when a government helpline had been set up to try and speed PPE to NHS organisations, she said: “It’s no secret that demand for personal protective equipment has never been higher, and sourcing enough supplies to keep our heroic frontline NHS staff safe is becoming just as much a priority for us as it is to keep local people safe.

“In short, we can never have enough personal protective equipment, and we would always rather have too much than too little.”

Adding: “This is why we continue to ask local businesses, as well as others in the community, to come forward with any unused PPE that could potentially be used by our teams working tirelessly against the ongoing coronavirus challenge in hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare environments across the region.”

Earlier this month, AMP reported on the Lincolnshire CCGs forming into one accountable organisation.

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