We have been further supporting NHS Scotland with the delivery of PPE to care homes.
We have completed delivery of 5.4 million items (34,000 individual boxes) of critical PPE, consisting of; aprons, gloves and masks to 1094 care homes across Scotland, stretching from the Borders up to the Highlands & Islands.
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced the distribution of the critical supplies Friday 17th Apr at midday, and by morning on Sunday 19th Apr, Menzies Distribution had commenced deliveries, utilising our fast and far-reaching network to get the supplies to the front line where they are urgently needed.
This care home specific PPE allocation process is like that of the GP allocation we carried out only weeks ago, which saw Menzies Distribution take 14,272 parcels containing 4.5 million items of PPE to 931 GP surgeries in Scotland.
We are immensely proud that we can play an ongoing role in supporting the NHS and all carers and key workers. Almost 10 million items and counting.