August 11, 2021

Gateshead NHS Trust first to make its own masks

A north-east of England health trust is the first NHS body in the UK to manufacture its own protective face masks.

Filtering Face Piece 3 masks (FFP3) are used extensively in hospitals and were in short supply early in the pandemic. The shortage prompted Gateshead Health NHS Trust to look at making its own via its subsidiary company QE Facilities.

Read more – BBC Health (6/8/21)

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