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ACHA Assists NHS in Argyll with Personal Protective Equipment

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has delivered a van of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Lorn & Isles Hospital in Oban to be distibuted throughout Argyll and Bute to meet Health Board priorities during the Coronavirus pandemic. The PPE included visors, facemasks, gloves, aprons and shoe covers. The drop off was co-ordinated by Association tradesmen from throughout Argyll who are currently carrying emergency repairs and essential servicing. This involved PPE from various parts of Argyll being brought to Inveraray for a final pick up for onward travel to Oban.

Alastair MacGregor, ACHA's Chief Executive commented: "The NHS in Argyll and Bute are doing a fantastic job in challenging circumstances at this time. By the very nature of some of the work we do, PPE is required. After discussions with NHS colleagues, we have taken for our stores equipment which is needed on the front line in the battle against COVID-19 at this time."

He further added: "It was the very least we could do to support those who are saving lives".

He finished by saying: "I would like to thank our workers on the ground who pulled this together across Argyll and Bute."

Martin Weir from ACHA/AHFA at the final leg of the journey dropping off PPE at the Lorn & Isles Hospital in Oban.