KINGSPAN DONATES 60,000 MEDICAL PROTECTIVE SUITS TO ASSIST HSE’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

17 July 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

• Delivery of PPE valued at c.€1m made to the HSE’s logistics hub in Dublin
• Kingspan also donated 30,000 protective masks to Nursing Homes Ireland in April

Kingspan has donated a shipment of 60,000 medical protective suits to the HSE to help support the Irish healthcare system in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) was capable of being sourced quickly through Kingspan’s existing supply chain partners. The equipment – valued at c.€1m – was delivered to the HSE’s logistics hub in Clondalkin for distribution around the country’s hospitals and healthcare facilities.

There has been a shortage of gowns and suits due to manufacturers struggling to source adequate supply of the special material that is used to make them, which needs to be of a certain density and quality to ensure it delivers the user adequate levels of protection. The full-length medical protective suits are CE-certified to confirm they meet EU safety standards. This is Kingspan’s second donation to the Irish healthcare system during the pandemic, following…

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