Housebuilder donates essential PPE to NHS


Barratt London is encouraging London communities to all pitch in at a time of need following donations to the West Middlesex University Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.

Director of sales and marketing for Barratt West London, Ed McCoy, provided 180 protective masks to NHS staff as they continue to run low on essential supplies.

The housebuilder is known for its work within the communities it builds, but these donations aim to lead by example and encourage many more organisations in the area to do their bit.

Mr McCoy said: “In this time of need, it’s important that we continue to work together as a collective and support our NHS staff whilst they continue to be the heroes in this battle we’re facing.

“We want to encourage other businesses and individuals to use the resources they have and donate them where they can, to support our community in fighting Covid-19. At a time like this, we should all be doing our bit to help out.

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“We’ve always been huge ambassadors for working together to support each other, but team spirit is needed now more than ever before.”

West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth is a teaching hospital of the Imperial College School of Medicine, providing services for patients in Richmond upon Thames, Ealing and Hounslow.

Run by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, it is an acute NHS hospital.

Operated by Barts Health NHS Trust, the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel serves patients in the City and Tower Hamlets, as well as all across London, and is also a teaching hospital.

Parent company Barratt Developments announced last week that it had temporarily closed its sites to protect its staff and customers.

A spokesperson said: “The health and safety of customers and employees is our number one priority and we took the decision to temporarily close our 400 offices and sites across the country.”

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