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Coronavirus: Staffordshire

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 133257, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate supply of personal protective equipment for (a) the NHS and (b) social care providers over winter 2020-21 in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire.

Answered on

12 January 2021

We are confident we have secured enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for this winter period and that we have the processes and logistics in place to distribute PPE to where it is needed, including Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. We have almost 32 billion PPE items on order and by December 2020 we had built a four-month stockpile of all COVID-19 critical PPE with a tremendous contribution from United Kingdom manufacturers.

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Department of Health and Social Care