• My email to East Devon MP, last week on personal protective equipment

    6th April 2020 | News | Claire
  • I sent this email to Simon Jupp, East Devon MP last week… He has since replied and is liaising with the individual concerned…


    Dear Simon

    “The predicted surge in cases for Devon is around 10-14 days time. We will need to see patients with suspected and confirmed CV 19 in hot sites and I am worried that we will run out very quickly. There’s quite a lot of beg borrow and steal going on.”

    The above words are taken from an email I received from a desperate East Devon NHS worker this morning extremely anxious about facing the coming weeks without adequate personal protective equipment.

    We have of course, heard disturbing stories from NHS staff via the media, about the lack of PPE and how vulnerable they feel to infection and potentially worse, with a continued significant virus load, while working on the frontline.

    I am aware of Robert Jenrick’s welcome words this afternoon, but I am not yet sure how this translates into supplies for East Devon.

    Can you please reassure me and all the local health workers that those supplies of PPE for every NHS staff member will be received by the middle of this week (Wednesday 1 April)?

    I look forward to hearing from you urgently about this vital issue.

    Thank you

    Claire Wright
    Devon County Councillor – Otter Valley Ward