Heathrow is continuing its support for the local community by donating to hospitals during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
The airport is reaching out to local frontline organisations to offer the stock of FFP3 masks and liquid security bags no longer needed following unprecedented declines in passenger numbers.
5000 FFP3 masks have already been sent to Ashford and St Peters Hospitals and 60,000 liquid bags have also been delivered to NHS teams at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust so they can safely & easily store critical supplies within clinical areas. The airport’s donations are part of a continuing effort by airport & airline staff to help the NHS, both in front line hospitals and in support & logistic services.
Emma Gilthorpe, Chief Operating Officer at Heathrow, said: “I am delighted that our masks and liquid bags can help our NHS heroes on the frontline. Heathrow remains open as continued efforts assist the repatriation of British citizens whilst welcoming vital medical supplies for the NHS.
“In these unprecedented times we have a responsibility as a major employer in the local community to step up and do our bit where we can. This extends outside of our boundary fence and donating surplus supplies that are useful to our local hospitals is part of this.”
Alex Williams, Associate Director of Procurement, Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The generosity of businesses from our community has been truly amazing, we are very grateful for the donation of FFP3 masks given to support our staff. These masks are key items of PPE, used 24 hours a day by our doctors and nurses treating patients in intensive care.
“The security that comes from knowing that we have a good stock of these masks on site, thanks to this generous donation, will boost morale across our hospitals and directly help in the fight against COVID-19.”