Five million items of PPE distributed by the Trafford and Manchester Mutual Aid Hub

An incredible milestone has been reached this week as the five millionth piece of PPE (personal protective equipment) has been distributed through the Trafford and Manchester PPE Mutual Aid Hub.

The Trafford and Manchester PPE Mutual Aid Hub, which was established in late March in response to PPE supply challenges, has distributed five million pieces of PPE to local, primary care providers. 

As a result, all out-of-hospital care environments can fully utilise the hub when their normal supply routes are exhausted. 
The hub is an innovative partnership between Trafford and Manchester Councils and associated health organisations – which has quickly established an effective procurement and distribution network throughout the borough of Trafford. 

Trafford Carers Centre based in Sale Town Centre received the package of PPE which will support their work in the Trafford community.  Council Leader, Andrew Western was there to congratulate PPE distribution staff, Warren Siddall and Dave Templeton on their landmark distribution. 

Trafford Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Western said:

“Ever since the start of the pandemic, we have worked together with local healthcare agencies, local authorities and other critical agencies to tackle the impact of Covid-19 in the borough of Trafford. 
“The Trafford and Manchester PPE Mutual Aid Hub has reached this incredible five million milestone thanks to the dedication and sheer hard work of all the team members. Together we will all continue to work hard to ensure that all primary care providers in Trafford will have the right protective equipment when they need it.”

Michelle Grogan from Trafford Carers Centre said:

“It’s wonderful to have the support from the PPE Hub.  It has allowed us to continue our important work ensuring that carers are fully understood, valued and supported which is critical in these particularly challenging circumstances.”

Posted on Friday 24th July 2020