- Delivery of PPE valued at c.€1m made to the HSE’s logistics hub in Dublin
- Kingspan also donated 30,000 protective masks to Nursing Homes Ireland in April
Kingspan has donated a shipment of 60,000 medical protective suits to the HSE to help support the Irish healthcare system in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) was capable of being sourced quickly through Kingspan’s existing supply chain partners.
The equipment - valued at c.€1m - was delivered to the HSE’s logistics hub in Clondalkin for distribution around the country’s hospitals and healthcare facilities. There has been a shortage of gowns and suits due to manufacturers struggling to source adequate supply of the special material that is used to make them, which needs to be of a certain density and quality to ensure it delivers the user adequate levels of protection.
The full-length medical protective suits are CE-certified to confirm they meet EU safety standards.
This is Kingspan’s second donation to the Irish healthcare system during the pandemic, following the company’s distribution of 30,000 masks to the care home sector in April, at a time of acute shortage and when the numbers of Covid-19 cases in care homes was rising rapidly. The masks were donated to members of Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI), and distributed throughout the country by NHI’s members.