Drive DeVilbiss increases production to support NHS demand


Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has increased production in support of the NHS.

Seeing a coronavirus-led demand, the NHS is experiencing a shortage of many important medical products to support care of critically ill patients.

As a key supplier of medical products, maintenance and decontamination services to the NHS, Drive is responding to the call and has increased production to support this at manufacturing sites in Holmfield, Halifax and Leicestershire.

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Their UK production facilities are fully operational and are working around the clock to meet the ever-growing need for thousands of hospital and home care products, to support critically ill patients in hospital, and also to facilitate the discharge of recovering patients to recuperate at home.

Like all manufacturers, Drive DeVilbiss are hugely reliant on their supply chain to ensure the provision of components and parts integral to these vital medical products, and they have not been disappointed.

The company said suppliers have shown “exceptional commitment” responding to the calls for continued and increased supplies to support Drive DeVilbiss and most importantly the NHS during these unprecedented times.

Graham Turner, VP of international product management and marketing at the company, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to all of our suppliers at this time, without them and their commitment we would simply not be able to supply the vast numbers of hospital and home care beds that our NHS so desperately needs.

“Our UK suppliers have shown exceptional support during these last couple of weeks, and we would like to highlight the fantastic work they are continuing to do; Hub Le Bas Tubes, Manchester; TR Fastenings, Manchester; Bethel Rhodes & Sons Ltd, Keighley; Thomas Brown Engineering Ltd, Huddersfield; Fisher Plastics Ltd, Huddersfield; AAC Cyroma Ltd, Oxfordshire; Bright Screw, Leeds; JMT Shopfitters, Wakefield and Ernest Gill, Halifax to name a few, thank you!”

He added: “Our own colleagues working in production, distribution, purchasing, service and decontamination, to name just a few of our teams who have shown resilience, flexibility and determination to play their part to help the NHS. Thank you to everyone for your commitment, not just to Drive DeVilbiss but ultimately for helping to ease the burden on the NHS and other frontline services.”

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