Leading international PPE manufacturer Globus Group has made a donation of personal protective equipment to Wigan and Leigh Hospice to help protect patients and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alpha Solway, part of Globus Group, has provided around 10,000 PPE products, totalling £3,000, from its Golborne-based factory. This includes including Type 2R face masks, FFP3 respirators and disposable gloves.
The donation is the latest community contribution by Alpha Solway which made the donation to the Hospice as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting its local communities.
Steven Binnie, Managing Director of Alpha Solway, said: "Wigan and Leigh Hospice plays an integral part within the community, caring for those with life-shortening conditions and their families. We're honoured to support them.
"The last year has really highlighted the critical importance of helping to protect those who are clinically vulnerable and as a business we're committed to playing our part by doing all we can to aid the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic."
Headquartered in Manchester, Globus Group launched the Golborne Alpha Solway factory in October last year as part of its strategy to manufacture 75% of PPE products in the UK. These plans were accelerated by the pandemic and have resulted in the creation of hundreds of jobs across the region.
Vicki McLoughlin, Clinical Director at Wigan & Leigh Hospice, added: "We are incredibly grateful to Globus Group for their generous donation of vital PPE. Our staff and volunteers are using these products every day as they care for patients both in the hospice building and in our local community."