Image: Steve Hill, Clinical Procurement Specialist from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Parafix’s General Manager, Steve Barwick overseeing a delivery of a further 10k face shields
Parafix is helping to fight the pandemic by repurposing some of its production lines from manufacturing customised adhesive tape components to making 25,000 protective face shields per day and various components for ventilators.
Full face shields are an important part of the personal protective equipment (PPE) healthcare professionals are required to wear to keep them safe whilst treating patients with COVID-19. Due to the shortage, Parafix was keen to deliver the face shields to the frontline NHS workers as soon as possible. We have already started regular deliveries to 8 different hospitals within NHS trusts in Sussex and Bristol, and are speaking with others who have a need. We are also supplying via other channels, including doctors surgeries, health centres and distribution companies.
Additionally, we supply several parts for ventilators:
Parafix has been working full steam ahead, including during the Easter holidays, for which our team has received a Thank You letter from Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. If you would like to hear more about our efforts to fight COVID-19, you can listen to Parafix’s General Manager, Steve Barwick talk to Mark Carter from BBC Radio Sussex (4 minutes) below.