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
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
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
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.
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