ACHA assists NHS in Argyll with PPE

Alastair MacGregor, ACHA's chief executive.
Alastair MacGregor, ACHA's chief executive.

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A delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Lorn and Isles Hospital in Oban courtesy of Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) is to be distributed throughout Argyll and Bute to meet health board priorities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The PPE includes visors, face masks, gloves, aprons and shoe covers.

The drop off was co-ordinated by ACHA tradesmen from throughout Argyll who are currently carrying out emergency repairs and essential servicing. This involved PPE from various parts of Argyll being brought to Inveraray for a final pick up for onward travel to Oban.

Alastair MacGregor ACHA’s chief executive said: ‘The NHS in Argyll and Bute are doing a fantastic job in challenging circumstances at this time.

‘By the very nature of some of the work we do, PPE is required. After discussions with NHS colleagues, we have taken from our stores equipment which is needed on the front line in the battle against COVID-19 at this time.

‘It was the very least we could do to support those who are saving lives.

‘I would like to thank our workers on the ground who pulled this together across Argyll and Bute.’