The issue of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), is very high profile in the media at the moment. Thankfully due to effective management, consistently maintaining appropriate stock levels and the effective use by staff we have had minimal issues with PPE.

PPE prices have escalated beyond our projections, but prices will be market driven until the pandemic reduces and eventually ends.

Thanks to our regular suppliers Berwick Care in Shrewsbury for providing us with the stocks we require.

The only item we were short of were visors, which we have never used before.

Thankfully Rosie Hawkins uncle Graham Clark who is the owner of the company managed to supply us with the desired equipment. A V Birch based near Much Wenlock have diversified into the market to address national shortages.

On behalf of staff and residents a big thank you to Graham and everyone at A V Birch.