HospiceCare North Northumberland receives donation of 250 face masks for nurses and care staff

A donation of 250 face masks has been received by HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Monday, 1st June 2020, 6:00 am

Newcastle-based Fagron UK made the donation which will provide nursing teams and wider care staff with extra protection against coronavirus.

The hospice has been blown away by the support of businesses and people in the community who have gone over and above to help and support in whatever way they can in recent weeks.

Nina Burnett, HospiceCare clinical lead, said “Fagron UK contacted us at the very point we were struggling to access PPE and ongoing supplies were uncertain.

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Fargon UK general manager, Peter Batty.

“Their generous donation has given us the peace of mind that there has been no disruption to our service delivery.”

Fagron UK is a provider of raw pharmaceutical materials, innovative products and medical equipment to the NHS and private healthcare sectors and their supply chains. The company employs 10 people from its offices in Ouseburn.

Fagron UK general manager, Peter Batty, said: ‘We’re really pleased to make this donation to HospiceCare and to make a contribution.

“We were really keen to ensure the help and support we were able to provide was within the local area and supporting front line workers in the North East.

“The safety of front line workers is vitally important for the wellbeing of all and to make sure those in need of care can still receive the levels required’

Fagron UK services the UK and Irleland but has strong ties to the North East where is employs the majority of its workforce, suppliers and contractors.

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