Coronavirus in Leeds: Hospice director issues emotional plea for PPE as stock due to run out 'within days'

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Coronavirus in Leeds: Hospice director issues emotional plea for PPE as stock due to run out 'within days'

Last updated: Monday, 20 April, 2020, 09:00

  • Director of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice says PPE to run out "within days"
  • Government furlough scheme opens today
  • 124 deaths in Leeds,  893 cases

Hospital workers angry at PPE delays as death toll tops 16,000

Anger over lack of supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers is growing as a desperately needed consignment of 400,000 gowns was delayed

The Government has been under increasing pressure to ensure the safety of frontline health staff and one leading NHS figure revealed his “bitter experience” of the lack of basic items such as gowns in recent weeks.

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