No PPE For Scotland…

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Scotland is third on the list for vital Personal Protection Equipment

On “Morning with Kay Adams” at 09.40 on the 13/04/2020 we heard from Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care. What he had to say was pretty disturbing…

We are facing an additional problem and that is that the care home sector and the care sector had traditionally ordered PPE from various sources. The four largest companies in the UK last week said they were not sending to Scotland and their priority was going to be England NHS and then English social care providers so within two or three days we’ve had a massive dry-up of procurement into Scotland and that’s had an impact, a really serious impact on our care homes and home care.’

So Scotland is third on the list for this vital PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), so much for being “Better Together”.



The tories were quick to jump on this and said that this statement was untrue and that there was no such directive given to English companies, but that isn’t what we found…

This supplier clearly states on their website that they have been instructed by Public Health England, NOT to supply Scotland or Wales.

After the outcry, the statement on their website changed, the part about it being “Criteria given by Public Health England” was removed and replaced with an offer to help the Scottish and Welsh devolved administrations, but it was too late, the statement had already been made and seen by many….


This isn’t an isolated case, we have seen reports that other companies have been instructed by “Public Health England” not to supply stocks of PPE to Scotland…

Scotland’s NHS staff and Healthcare workers deserve better and it is clear that those south of the border have little or no regard to those healthcare customers whom they have supplied for years…

We do know that there are companies in Scotland like Alpha Solway who are manufacturing PPE equipment, maybe the Scottish Government should be stepping in and securing that equipment for Scotland’s NHS & Care Workers…

Whatever happens next, one thing is clear and beyond any doubt, Scotland now more than ever needs to be free of this union of unequal’s…


You can listen to the full interview here…


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