An anaesthetist in Portlaoise Hospital is hoping local businesses can help to source crucial Personal Protective Equipment.
There is a worldwide shortage of PPE and without it, healthcare workers are at a greater risk of contracting Coronavirus.
Laois Chamber of Commerce put on the appeal on their Facebook page last night.
They said: ” We have been asked by this Anaesthetist in Portlaoise Hospital. She is desperate to get her hands on FFP3 face masks (FFP2 won’t stop the virus) and coveralls type 5/6 (EN14216).
“She would appreciate if we could reach out to the business community in Laois for their help.
“Please share this message and help if you can. Contact email@example.com”
A number of businesses have already stepped up to the plate in this regard and one of them is located in Stradbally.
Sunshine Take Away, a Chinese restaurant, donated 2,000 face masks to frontline workers in Portlaoise Hospital.
Owner Thomas Trang and his family made the very kind gesture in recent days.
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