Warrington’s front-line care staff, who are continuing to provide an invaluable service to the town’s frail and most vulnerable amongst the coronavirus outbreak, are running desperately low on equipment that can help protect them from contracting the virus.
The health and social care sector in Warrington is struggling to obtain enough PPE supplies for its staff to deliver care safely. The risks of Warrington’s care workers contracting the virus and passing it on to their own families and other elderly and vulnerable people is increasing each day.
The council is therefore issuing a plea to communities and businesses for donations.
Professions who could support include:
- Hazardous industries, e.g. asbestos removal
- Health and beauty
Donations urgently needed are:
- Disposable aprons
- Disposable gloves
- Protective face masks
- Protective eye goggles
- Hand sanitiser gel