Where does the PPE in UK hospitals come from?

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 Where does the PPE in UK hospitals come from?

(Source Sky News)

Governments around the world are locked in a struggle to secure enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep medical staff safe.

Ideally when coming into contact with somebody with COVID-19, medical staff should wear face masks, gowns, gloves and goggles or face visors. The use of PPE like this is not new but the coronavirus pandemic has massively increased the amount that is needed, leading to shortages.

A new distribution system was therefore introduced by the government, with logistical support from the army. NHS England says PPE supplies are now being housed in centralised warehouses, with daily deliveries taking place to the 217 NHS Trusts in England.

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