Healthcare workers and carers need personal protective equipment to safely go about their work

Commenting on the problems in provision of personal protective equipment, Tanya Palmer, UNISON Cymru Wales regional secretary said:

“Health and care staff across Wales are extremely concerned about the provision of personal protective equipment.

“They are frightened and anxious that it is not yet in place, placing them and their families at risk. This is adding to what is already a stressful working environment.

“A lack of protective equipment risks the spread of the virus amongst the staff who are trying to protect us all.

“Welsh government guidance is clear and employers must do more to ensure staff at the forefront of the fight against the virus are as safe as possible.

“UNISON is trying to establish the scale of deficiencies across Wales and will present these findings to Welsh government as soon as possible.

“It’s imperative we give our public service workers every protection they need as they go about their vital work.”


Alastair Gittins, UNISON Cymru Wales press officer 07816 53 83 97