South West hospitals receive protective equipment from builders merchant

With people and companies across the country pulling together to support NHS staff working hard during the Covid-19 crisis, South West-based RGB Building Supplies has donated personal protective equipment to Royal Cornwall Hospital and North Devon District Hospital.

RGB’s Bodmin branch gave 12 boxes of gloves and 2 boxes of face masks to be used by Royal Cornwall Hospital staff working in the Emergency Department.

The builders merchant’s Barnstaple branch, together with product suppliers RODO Ltd and Toolbank Exeter, was able to donate more than 1,000 goggles, face shields, masks, and full face visors to North Devon NHS staff.

Lee Kift, Branch Manager at RGB Barnstaple, commented: “People and companies across the region have been working together to do all they can to help each other, so a huge thank you to RODO Ltd and Toolbank Exeter for responding so quickly and helping us donate protective equipment.”

Steve Best, Branch Manager at RGB Bodmin, added: “It really is times like these that bring out the best in people and we’re happy to join others in our area by doing what we can to support our local NHS employees.”