An employee at Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry has answered a personal plea from his NHS frontline wife by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the local hospital where she works as a deputy sister.
Duncan Green, an asphalt supervisor at the quarry, approached the site management team after his wife returned home from work at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, concerned that low supplies of PPE meant they could run out.
Usually based on the endoscopy ward, as more patients have been admitted with COVID-19, Duncan’s wife has been moved to a respiratory ward.
Duncan explains: “Although the hospital currently has supplies of PPE my wife was understandably worried that there could come a time when the right kit wasn’t available.
“I knew the team at work would want to help any way they could and I was really pleased to be able to pass on some FFP3 face masks, gloves and visors.”
Mountsorrel Quarry is an important manufacturing hub for essential materials, required to maintain critical regional and national transport infrastructure. The team there is working in strict accordance with government and public health guidance, helping to keep the roads, highways and railways open so health and social care staff can get to work, emergency services can operate safely and key resources such as food and fuel can move around the country.
Mountsorrel works manager, Trevor Warren, said: “We’re really proud of work the team is doing to support vital infrastructure at this important time. We know that many people in our team have personal connections to the NHS and other care workers and it’s always been important to us to support our people and local communities wherever we can.
“We are so grateful to Duncan’s wife, her colleagues and everyone in the health service for their work and providing some PPE was the least we could do.”
The donation made by the team at Mountsorrel is part of a wider employee-led campaign in Tarmac which has seen sites donate PPE to NHS and social care workers up and down the country.