Released on 22 April 2020 Archived Press Release
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is very grateful that the Chinese city of Meishan in Sichuan Province, has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Council for use by NHS staff at Warwick Hospital treating coronavirus patients and across the NHS community services.
Councillor Christopher Kettle, Chairman of Stratford-on-Avon District Council was very grateful to receive an offer of help through the provision of PPE, from the civic leaders of Meishan, a city which shares many of Stratford's historic cultural attributes.
Meishan City has donated 25,000 masks and 200 disposable protective suits.
All the equipment has passed the necessary requirements and regulations that all PPE must do before staff are able to use it.
Cllr Christopher Kettle, Chairman of Stratford-on-Avon District Council said: "We are very grateful to our friends in Meishan, China for this very supportive offer during our current health crisis."
Glen Burley, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive said: "I want to say a huge thank you to Meishan for their generous donation of personal protective equipment in such a crucial time for the NHS. With their support, we are able to continue providing essential care to our patients in hospital and in the community, while keeping them and our staff safe during these unprecedented times. We are extremely grateful and would like to also thank Stratford District Council for their support."
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