Companies join forces to deliver PPE

15 May 2020 11:20
Published by: Scott Callan

Local companies have joined forces to provide PPE vests for NHS staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

Office supply store Railex and storage business Brysdales, both based in Chorley, have teamed up with Heaton Group to deliver the equipment to the trust’s Preston and Chorley hospitals.

Heatons, providers of workwear and specialist PPE, has personalised the vital equipment with its in-house embellishment suite to ensure that PPE safety officers at the trust are easily recognisable on-site.

Paul Shawcross, international sales manager at Railex, said: “Heatons Group are valued customers of ours, and we just knew we had to approach them to see if we could help our local NHS.

“They were delighted to help, and the equipment they have produced is of an incredibly high standard. The vests have been very well-received and we hope they are helpful to staff not only now, but in many years to come.”

Danny Young, commercial director at Heatons, said: “We produce all our personalised workwear in-house, so were able to react quickly and get the PPE out within just a few days.

“It’s important for businesses like us, that are continuing to trading throughout this period, to give something back to the cause and we were more than happy to do our bit.”

Karen Partington, chief executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful for this thoughtful donation which we will put to very good use both now and in the future.

 A big thank you to everyone at Heaton’s Group, Railex and Brysdales, for coming together to support our staff during this challenging time.”


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