NHS agrees deal for manufacture of PPE gowns in Scotland

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NHS agrees deal for manufacture of PPE gowns in Scotland

(Source: BBC News)

A deal has been agreed to manufacture more personal protective equipment for health and care workers in Scotland. The agreement will provide more than half of NHS Scotland's weekly requirement for non-sterile gowns, the Scottish government said.

Forfar-based firm Don and Low will supply about 2.8 million square metres of the base material required. That will be converted into gowns by Glenrothes firm Keela, as well as Lancashire-based Redwood TTM Ltd.

Keela will then work with two firms in Livingston - Transcal and Endura - to deliver the equipment.

The deal comes amid supply issues of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with global demand for gloves and masks at unprecedented levels.

 

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