Primary Care Wirral (PCW) has collected over 1700 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local NHS primary care staff via the generous donations to the Breathe Wirral campaign.
The initiative is part of the federation’s efforts to coordinate national and local PPE schemes for several Primary Care Networks in Wirral during the Covid-19 outbreak.
PPE for Primary Care Staff
The dedicated Breathe Wirral team has organised PPE collections from more than 40 different donors, including hard working individuals, local businesses and independent PPE producers.
Donations of surgical masks, eye and body protection, and sanitising products have helped to support the main PPE supply from NHS England and in-house procurement.
All items have been redistributed across 28 general practices in Wirral and three Covid-19 Additional Capacity Hubs located at The Oval Leisure Centre, Victoria Central Primary Care Centre and West Wirral Group Practice (The Warrens).
Battling Covid-19 Together
Since early 2020, PCW has focused on devising and implementing strategies to help practices during the coronavirus pandemic.
“From the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis our teams shifted their day to day operations towards designing plans to help patients and practices during this challenging period,” said PCW’s Medical Director.
“Ensuring all practical measures were taken to keep our staff safe is paramount to our work in a particularly difficult time for frontline NHS staff.
“The Breathe Wirral campaign’s main objective has been to simplify the donation process for practices, by creating a unique point of contact with potential donors.
“We are very proud of the result and very grateful to all the people who are helping us keep healthcare staff safe.”
The PCW team and all member practices would like to say thank you to every person who reached out to make a donation.
If you own or produce any PPE or sanitising product, we welcome all future offers from individuals or organisations looking to help.
To make a donation please get in touch here, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.