Hundreds of masks and disposable boiler suits have been donated to the NHS for use at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington by contractors working on London’s super sewer.
Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial employees working at Tideway’s Kirtling Street and Heathwall Pumping Station sites gathered 800 masks and 250 boiler suits normally used when working with sprayed concrete (pictured below).
The British Army collected the PPE and have distributed it to frontline NHS staff who require this vital equipment.
Alex Vaughan, Head of Health, Safety, Facilities & Security on the central section of the project said: “This was a monumental effort from the team who arranged the logistics and it was fantastic that they turned it around as quickly as they did.
“I’d like to pay particular thanks to tunnel safety manager Ernie Donnell and Neil Coll, tunnel superintendent, who were key to organising the logistics.
“In the grand scheme of things this is a small donation but a big gesture. I was left with a real sense of pride that we were able to support our NHS staff in some way at this time.”