Wednesday 25 November 2020 / 12:01 AM Justin Madders

Justin Madders comments on the NAO report into the supply of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, commenting on the NAO report into the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, said:

“This report confirms that frontline workers didn’t have access to adequate PPE early on in the pandemic, putting them at unnecessary risk. There is no doubt that a significant reason for the shortage was the Government’s failure to prepare properly and take on board warnings about PPE stockpiles.

“As we head into a second wave over the busy winter period, it is vital that ministers learn from mistakes from the first wave and ensure that protecting those staff who risk their lives for us at work, in both the NHS and social care, is a priority.”