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Fagron UK donates facemasks to HospiceCare

Thu, 21/05/2020

Fagron UK was delighted to support healthcare workers by donating 250 face masks to local charity HospiceCare.

 

HospiceCare, founded in 1995, is the main provider of palliative care in North Northumberland. They offer care and support to people living with life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer, Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, and Advanced Dementia.

 

The charity relies on community and business support to help raise awareness and much-needed funds.

 

Of the donation, Nina Burnett, HospiceCare Clinical Lead said “Fagron UK contacted us at the very point we were struggling to access PPE and ongoing supplies were uncertain. Their generous donation has given us the peace of mind that there has been no disruption to our service delivery.”

 

Fagron UK General Manager, Peter Batty, said: We’re really pleased to make this donation to HospiceCare and to make a contribution. We were really keen to ensure the help and support we were able to provide was within the local area and supporting front line workers in the North East. The safety of front line workers is vitally important for the wellbeing of all and to make sure those in need of care can still receive the levels required’

 

Fagron UK is based in Newcastle and is a provider of raw pharmaceutical materials, innovative products and medical equipment to the NHS and private healthcare sectors and their supply chains.  The company employs 10 people from its offices in Ouseburn where it has been based since its UK operation launched in 2007. Fagron UK services the UK and ROI but has strong ties to the North East where is employs the majority of its workforce, suppliers and contractors.