More female NHS staff could die from coronavirus because of wrongly sized PPE

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More female NHS staff could die from coronavirus because of wrongly sized PPE

(Source: The Independent)

Female NHS workers lives are being placed at risk by wrongly sized protective equipment and more women staff could die of coronavirus than they would have otherwise, a senior medical union official has warned.

The comments come after trade unions and professional medical organisations warned personal protective equipment (PPE) tends to be designed for the “size and shape of male bodies” even though 75 percent of NHS workers are women.  

Desperate shortages of PPE – which includes crucial products such as hand sanitiser, gloves, visors, aprons, and face masks – have provoked sustained criticism of the government.

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