Nice-Pak Donates Antibacterial Wipes to Key Workers
Product developed in 14 days to aid in Covid-19 fight
Nice-Pak has developed an antibacterial wipe product which it is donating to hospices, NHS bodies and care homes in the U.K. to help them in the fight against COVID-19. The contribution comes after an increase in demand for hygiene products due to the coronavirus, in particular antibacterial wipes used both in and out of the home.
Donations have been made to care homes including Rhiwlas Care Home, Bod Hyfryd Care Home (both Flint), Llys Medig Care Home (Denbigh), Hafod y Green (Trefnant) Fern Lodge (Chester) and Dean Wood Manor (Wigan).
Nice-Pak employees also delivered packs to Flintshire housing, Hope House Hospice, Nightingale House Hospice, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Halton House Hospice, Wrightington, Wrexham NHS Command Centre, 11 North West Ambulance Service NHS, Flintshire health and social care workers and residents at Flint tower blocks.
The company's efforts have been praised by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham for PPE donations to a local NHS trust.
Deborah Thatcher, HR director at Nice-Pak, says: “We received numerous requests from colleagues and external healthcare organisations for donations to the community. As a result, our teams worked incredibly hard to produce a new antibacterial wipe in just two weeks and donated thousands of packs around the region. Developing and manufacturing a new product can take months, so to complete it in 14 days is a record for the business and reflects the passion of our people to help our communities. We are really pleased to be able to offer our help during this crisis and hope they play a role in keeping people safe.”
Tracy Livingstone, director of nursing and patient services at Nightingale House in Wrexham, said: “In these unprecedented times it is humbling for the team at the hospice to have this fantastic support of our work. Knowing that the team at Nice-Pak are helping us in looking after the patients and families in our care as well as our staff members means a great deal to us.”
Rebekah Ashley, IPU manager at Wigan and Leigh Hospice, says: “The wipes are absolutely crucial to prevent the spread of infection and are being used throughout the hospice building.”
Liz Darley, registered manager at Dean Wood Manor care home, says: “The staff team have found them very helpful to keep infection control standards at the highest standard possible.”
Susie Lunt, senior manager of integrated services, lead adults at Flintshire County Council, says: “Nice-Pak’s kind donation of PPE is being allocated in a co-ordinated approach to health and social care workers across Flintshire who continue to support our older and vulnerable residents.”
Speaking about a coordinated approach to tackling PPE shortages, Mayr Burnham says: “I’m proud of how our partners across Greater Manchester have come together to work in a co-ordinated way to make sure our frontline services have the vital PPE they need to do their jobs and I thank them for their Herculean efforts.”