Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) has donated PPE from its Witney-based factory to help the NHS on the frontline in Oxfordshire.
The offsite timber frame manufacturer pulled together all of its PPE stocks and delivered the clinical-standard equipment including masks, goggles and gloves to the South-Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to help protect staff treating patients with coronavirus.
Healthcare professionals throughout the UK are facing a critical shortage of masks, gowns, gloves, goggles and other PPE as the spread of coronavirus continues across the country.
Frank O’Reilly, factory manager at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, said: “It is a privilege to be able to donate PPE equipment to our hard-working NHS staff, their need is far greater than ours at present as they continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic. We hope our contribution can go some way to helping protect those working every day on the frontline to save lives.”
Samantha Collier, Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s corporate partnership manager, said: “Thank you to everyone at Stewart Milne Timber Systems for their vital donation of personal protective equipment. Their generous donation, alongside the others we have received, has made the difference in allowing our paramedics and doctors to continue their work, treating some of the most critically ill and injured patients in our community, during the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s so inspiring that businesses have positively responded to our PPE appeal and we hope that this will be the start of an ongoing partnership with our new friends at Stewart Milne Timber Systems.”