NI company invests to supply more Personal Protective Equipment

By September 28, 2020Business, Corporate, News, Newsroom

A Northern Ireland based healthcare company has increased capacity to provide more personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare professionals, organisations and individual members of the public throughout Ireland and the UK. has employed more staff and increased its warehouse and office space in response to extra demand for contactless thermometers, face coverings, masks, gloves, aprons, goggles, face visors and hand sanitiser.

The company, a division of HealthCare Essentials Ltd based at Ards Business Hub in Newtownards, has created a high specification Web shop to enable fast dispatch with click and collect services to ensure vital PPE reaches organisations and individuals in time.

Mark Dinsmore MD of HealthCare Essentials Ltd, said: “The Covid-19 Pandemic has stretched global supply chains of PPE like never before. The previous supply chain model has been exposed and people now realise the importance of local hubs and supplies of PPE.”

“As a company we have adopted to the growth in demand for Personal Protective Equipment by investing to increase our capacity. We have seen a marked growth in demand from local businesses and education sectors as well as our long-standing healthcare clients.”

Mr Dinsmore added: “Our team are working to ensure local organisations and individuals have the right PPE equipment to mitigate risk as the economy starts to reopen for business.”

Parent company HealthCare Essentials Ltd has been providing medical & surgical equipment, RPE products plus services and PPE to the healthcare industry from its base at Ards Business Hub for the past 12 years.

Ards Business Hub Chief Executive Nichola Lockhart said: “ is an innovative company that is adapting quickly to new circumstances to provide an online retail platform to provide vital equipment to help fight the Covid-19 crisis. We have been delighted to provide whatever service we can including offering extra office space to enable them to increase their sales.”

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