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Not enough PPE

On Mon 30 Mar at 8:01pm tractorboy81 wrote:
Itís a disgrace that there isnít enough PPE for the NHS they are the ones that need it the most.
I work for Royal Mail not in Lewes and we have no sanitizer no gloves no masks and no bacterial wipes and we are classed as key workers, ours is more down to the business and not the government.
On Mon 30 Mar at 8:28pm Sleeveless wrote:
According to the WHO there is a global shortage of PPE.
On Mon 30 Mar at 11:41pm Tom Pain wrote:
Wish I knew what ppe is, it's obviously not what I think.
On Tue 31 Mar at 12:14am Local99 wrote:
Perhaps the NHS should've stocked up? It's not run by the government, it's run by it's management.
On Tue 31 Mar at 7:36am Sleeveless wrote:
You mean panic buying, Local99
On Tue 31 Mar at 7:37am David Stanley wrote:
One of the responsibilities of self employed tradespeople is their own ppe. I've been able to share some of my supplies with friends and family. It's surprising to me how Doctors who earn many times what I do have not invested in supplies for themselves or their lower paid staff. Were they scared of being teased as doomsday preppers? Maybe it's just too mundane an issue?
On Tue 31 Mar at 8:27am Stephen Watson wrote:
Tom, PPE in this context is Personal Protective Equipment (not the University course popular with would-be politicians).
One of the lessons of this saga is that neither Britain nor the world was ready for what was actually a completely forseeable and foreseen crisis. The UK actually ran an exercise on this in 2016, but the report on lesson learned/actions required seems to have been shoved to the back of ministerial drawers - everyone was fixated on Brexit, if you remember. There's an excellent and prophetic 2015 TED talk by Bill Gates called "The next outbreak? We're not read" (see link.)

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On Wed 1 Apr at 4:38pm tractorboy81 wrote:
The PPE is still not reaching the NHS , what are the Government playing at ? Apparently there are manufacturers out there but they havenít even been asked to supply or even given amounts needed just crazy.
As for Borisís important letter I havenít delivered any on my post round yet or delivered any test kits, in fact in my office no one has seen either .
Royal Mail still not providing us with PPE either weíve been to local shops to buy our own gloves and sanitizer absolute disgrace.
On Fri 3 Apr at 10:43am Mark wrote:
I don't know what any other nurses might say but this is not my experience at all. Before lockdown had even started NHS procurement flooded us with PPE more than we'll need, I hope. As Local points out. This would have been an NHS decision actioned by NHS procurement. Nothing to do with Matt Hancock. He makes it sound like he's been driving the trucks. The papers probably had to ask a lot of doctors and nurses for their experiences before they found opinions that suited the story.
On Sun 5 Apr at 3:20pm Local99 wrote:
Begs the question why so many lefties are baming the government for any issues with PPE, testing kit, etc. Doesn't it?
On Sun 5 Apr at 3:21pm Local99 wrote:

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