Statement on personal protective equipment concerns

Donna Hutton, photo credit, Natasha Hirst


Statement given to the BBC on Friday 3 April, 2020.

Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru Wales head of health said,

“Front-line staff across Wales in the health service, social care and elsewhere, have been desperate to receive the right personal protective equipment for their job and for definitive guidance on how they should protect themselves.

“Advice has now been issued by government along with a commitment on protective equipment. Welsh health boards need to ensure this crucial information reaches every single member of staff, so they know they are properly protected.

“If any healthcare worker continues to experience problems, they should be brought to UNISON’s attention and we can ensure health boards resolve them straight-away.”