This is pretty sickening. UK textile firms say they could have begun making the protective equipment NHS staff so desperately need 10 days ago, when first contacted them. Yet the govt is yet to place a single order. Unbelievable 😔
EXCLUSIVE PPE: GOVT HAS WASTED 10 DAYS GETTING PPE MADE IN UK says UK fashion and textile manufacturers requested help from UK factories 10 days ago. So far, they’ve ordered nothing even though NHS is desperate (1)
UK clothes makers say they could have begun making gowns and masks for front-line NHS workers 10 days ago - "the government has so far failed to get in touch or order anything from them". The government incompetence and negligence is killing people.
Govt so used to global supply chains, it doesn't know how to go about buying British. 'Factories are receiving calls directly from local hospitals saying "can you make us anything, we are desperate for any protective equipment you can provide"
Coronavirus: UK ‘wasting time’ on NHS protective gear orders
Coronavirus: UK ‘wasting time’ on NHS protective gear orders this needs restating and keeping current ⁦
Coronavirus: UK ‘wasting time’ on NHS protective gear orders