Coronavirus: Pitstone business KLS Services donate industrial PPE for NHS use at Stoke mandevile Hospital
KLS services, a family business based in Pitstone has donated a large amount of surgical masks, FFP3 masks, alcohol hand gel and disposable gloves to staff at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to ensure they stay safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.
They supply cleaning, hygiene & catering products to restaurants, pubs, cafes, caterers, hotels and care homes.
Kindhearted staff at the firm however saw the ongoing issues surrounding frontline staff and decided they wanted to make sure they are safe by donating a large amount of protective gear that can be used on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus.
David Lawless, director at the firm said:
"With over 95% of our customers closed due to the coronavirus we flipped the business to sell to the general public and we sold 100’s of retail packs to the local community of toilet rolls and disposable gloves.
"We delivered free of charge to those vulnerable or in isolation and contactless collections to those who could collect.
"We were reading that staff at Stoke Mandeville we caring and treating people with very limited access to PPE to protect themselves. Through Facebook we managed to speak directly to some front line staff and we organised to donate free of charge a large amount of surgical masks, FFP3 masks, alcohol hand gel and disposable gloves."
Stoke Mandeville have however maintained that they are 'well prepared' to deal with the Coronavirus and have the appropriate protective gear for frontline staff.
However, the Guardian reported yesterday that some NHS staff 'have been gagged' by the government when it comes to speaking out about the lack of protective equipment available to them.
"We are also about to make a large donation of surgical disposable aprons & disposable gloves to the Thames valley air ambulance service as they have appealed for donations as they are running low.
"We are a family business who are going to massively struggle to get to the other side of this pandemic due to the huge loss of business. Whatever happens we will always do what we can to support our NHS staff."
What a fantastic show of support for our NHS! Well done to all involved.