Jack Dromey has today written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, calling on him to ensure that more PPE is provided to front-line NHS and Social Care workers.
Jack wrote the letter after being contacted by one of his constituents who is a nurse working in a West Midlands Hospital. She described a desperate situation where staff had to make their own PPE and reuse single-use items.
Jack Dromey said:
“Today I wrote to Matt Hancock to urge the Government to do more to protect our NHS and Social Care workers, many of whom are working without adequate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), during the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.
“I wrote this letter, in particular, on behalf of a nurse in my constituency who contacted me and told a harrowing story of how her hospital is seriously lacking in PPE, to the extent that the management have now sanctioned staff to “make their own visors” using a laminated pouch and headbands. They are also being forced to reuse the little protective equipment that they do have despite it being single use.
“This cannot be allowed to continue. Our brave NHS and Social Care workers are fighting this virus every day and they deserve nothing but the best.”
You can read the letter in full below: