As Coronavirus took hold earlier this year, the downside of us relying on somewhere other than the UK for personal protective equipment became very apparent.
“Since 25th February 2020 the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has distributed over 5.6 billion PPE items for use by health and social care services in England.”1 That’s compared with approximately 2.43 billion the previous year. The huge quantities of PPE suddenly needed, and the ensuing scrum to get it, not only by health and social care services, but also by businesses and individuals everywhere, highlighted the need to reverse the growing globalisation of the healthcare supply chain.
SheffShield has been proud to be part of the solution to this problem. We have been manufacturing our face shields right here in the UK since our launch earlier this year. We continue to supply many SME’s around the country with our full face shield visors, including local manufacturers such as Peak Pipe Systems in Chesterfield. This has been crucial in enabling them to continue working safely and comfortably throughout the pandemic.
Our face shields are available to buy directly via our website at www.sheffshield.co.uk. If you are a company looking to order in bulk, please call us to discuss your requirements on 0114 3994757.