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Kingspan donates €1m shipment of PPE to HSE

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Kingspan donates €1m shipment of PPE to HSE

Kingspan donates €1m shipment of PPE to HSE
July 13
10:34 2020
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Irish building materials company 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 sourced through Kingspan’s supply chain partners.

The equipment, valued at around €1m, was delivered to the HSE’s logistics hub in Clondalkin for distribution around the country’s hospitals and healthcare facilities.

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. That was 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, and distributed throughout the country by NHI’s members.

Gene Murtagh, CEO of Kingspan Group, which is headquartered in Kingscourt, Co Cavan, said: “Using our supply chain relationships to source high-quality PPE as quickly as possible was the least we could do as a company to help.”

Sean Bresnan, national director of procurement at the HSE, said the donation was welcome. “While we are in a better place in addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic, now is not a time to be complacent,” he said.



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