Tuesday 23 February 2021 / 10:39 AM Rosena Allin-Khan

Rosena Allin-Khan comments on Matt Hancock’s claims there was never a shortage of PPE

Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Mental Health, commenting on Matt Hancock’s claims this morning that there was never a shortage of PPE, said:

“It is an insult to claim there was no shortage of PPE.

“Many frontline workers had to ration protective equipment, putting themselves at risk.

“Lots of it was inadequate and poorly fitting, and some NHS staff had to make gowns themselves from bin bags.

“The fact is, it was a smash-and-grab for Tory donors and friends. And protecting workers who were putting themselves in harm’s way to look after people seems to have been an afterthought.”