A COMPANY has made a second major donation of protective equipment for NHS staff battle against COVID-19 in Cumbria.

After a donation of 560 protective suits to the local North West Ambulance Service Station in Egremont Low Level Waste Repository Ltd has delivered an even larger consignment to the Cumbria Local Resilience Forum at Lillyhall.

A further 733 protective suits, 1,800 pairs of gloves and 89 face masks and respirators were handed over at the Forum’s Distribution Centre.

Gary Cunningham, the companies head of operations, said: “The suits we donated to NW Ambulance Service last week were operational stock.

“But this latest donation required us to think very carefully about how much more PPE we could provide, while retaining enough to deal with any emergency that might arise." The forum is a multi-agency partnership of representatives from local public services, that is helping lead the pandemic response in the county.