Sally Nugent expresses concerns about vulnerable mum in care home during PPE crisis

The lack of PPE has been a talking point across the Government in recent weeks, with many concerned there isn’t enough protection for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. PPE includes items such as eye protection, safety helmets, gloves and respiratory protective equipment, which could help protect people from the virus.

The staff are running out of PPE and cannot get more

Sally Nugent

Yesterday, BBC Breakfast star Sally Nugent, 51, took to Twitter to tell fans she is worried after learning staff that her mum’s care home is running out of the vital equipment.

In view of her 107,000 followers, she wrote: “My mum is one of the many vulnerable people in this country being looked after in a care home.

“The staff are running out of PPE and cannot get more.”

The sports presenter went on to praise Upton Hall School FCJ for stepping in to help in the crisis.

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“Thankyou to the brilliant people at @uptonhallfcj school who are stepping in to help,” she added.

In response to a Twitter user who queried how the school is helping care home staff, Sally replied: “Making and sending visors.

“Will arrive today. It’s a start x.”

The school also explained how they have managed to step in and help.

They commented: “We had a donation of acrylic and so we have enough.

“The limiting factor is that the laser cutter can only cut so many out per hour so we are limited on how many we can make.”

Other users commented to share their thoughts, with many claiming they also knew of care homes in the same situation.

The World Health Organisation has called for appropriate use of PPE in healthcare settings, and the effective management of supply chains.

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According to the Gov.UK website: “There will be free issue of PPE to support adult social care providers (residential care and domiciliary care) to comply with the updated advice on use of PPE to support management of symptomatic patients presenting in these settings.”

They added the PPE will be “issued from the pandemic influenza stockpile”.

“Arrangements will be put in place for adult social care providers to access further PPE as necessary,” they added.

It it not known if Sally’s mum’s care home has had an update from authorities regarding their PPE issue.

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Earlier this week, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said plans are being made to get more PPE for frontline workers.

He said in a statement: “I will stop at nothing to protect those on the frontline who are fighting this virus.

“Our heroic health and care staff are working around the clock and my absolute priority is to support them. Our new online ordering tool for PPE is supported by a 24/7 national supply and logistics network.

“There is a herculean effort behind the scenes, supported by the military, to get the right kit to our frontline heroes.

“These new supply chains, matched with a call to arms for more businesses and organisations to join this national effort, will help save lives.”

BBC Breakfast continues tomorrow at 6am on BBC One.

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