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Thank you, we have now brought this appeal to a close, find out more here.

With the coronavirus pandemic here, we are taking the necessary precautions to protect our patients and crews from the risk of infection.

To enable us to continue helping those in critical need during this unprecedented time, we are calling on businesses to help us guarantee stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by our frontline crew of paramedics, doctors and pilots.

The items required are:

  • Disposable FFP3 Respirator Face Masks
  • Fluid-resistant Type IIR Surgical Masks
  • Coverall Suits Cat 3 Type 5/6
  • Clinical Aprons
  • Surgical Gloves
  • Anti-fog Glasses
  • Anti-bacterial Wipes/Gel Small and Large

Companies that may have such stock include, DIY stores, builders’ merchants, vets, tattoo parlours and beauty salons.

Despite the pandemic, our community still needs our hospital-level treatment for those who are suffering life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our crew are regularly in close contact with patients, creating a risk of infection from COVID-19.

It is vital that our crew are protected so that they can continue delivering advanced medical care without spreading the virus.

This equipment has been mandated by NHS England as an essential level of protection for frontline clinicians. We are currently struggling to guarantee supplies due to increased demand for these items during the pandemic.

Independent emergency healthcare services, like Thames Valley Air Ambulance, are not currently part of the official distribution pathways for consumable equipment being used to protect NHS workers from the virus.

While we are in constant contact, and coordinating closely with, local NHS services, we are trying not to add to the pressure of these official stocks if possible.

Thank you, we have now brought this appeal to a close, find out more here.