St Mary’s Hospice receives donation of much-needed PPE from GSK

Local businesses have stepped in and donated PPE supplies to St Mary’s, to protect patients, families and staff from coronavirus. Dentists, veterinary surgeries, and DIY suppliers have all donated personal protective equipment to the hospice – providing gloves, goggles, aprons, face masks and wipes.

Today, the hospice will receive a much needed donation of PPE from GSKwhich will provide a big boost to the vital resources the hospice needs to continue to delivers its services safely. The donations will help to protect patients, their families and St Mary’s nurses, doctors and health care assistants providing frontline care both in the hospice and in patients’ homes.

Phil Wilson Site Director at G.S.K Ulverston said “In these unprecedented times we all must come together to support our heroes, who are currently working on the frontline, to care for patients in our local community.”
Val Stangoe St Mary’s Hospice, added: “We must continue to protect both those patients staying in our beds and those being cared for in the community. By working together we can protect patients, staff and services from coronavirus. The thoughtful and generous donation from GSK Ulverston is absolutely vital to our services and we are very grateful to them. It is wonderful to see the community coming together during a time when everyone is facing their own challenges.”

St Mary’s has been overwhelmed at the many ways its community has come together to support the hospice to continue its essential services especially during this challenging time.

If you are a business who wishes to donate PPE to the Hospice, please contact St Mary’s on 01229 580305.


Pictured: Paul Johnston Fire and Loss prevention EHS adviser at GSK kindly delivered the donation today.