Aircraft seat dress cover manufacturer, Sabeti Wain Aerospace, is showing support for the UK’s NHS (National Health Service) by switching production to manufacture PPE (personal protective equipment) for frontline healthcare workers.
As part of its efforts to support the local NHS Trusts, care homes, hospices and doctors, the company has manufactured and delivered more than 5,000 scrub sets and gowns to frontline workers to help combat the Covid-19 crisis. To achieve this delivery, Sabeti Wain Aerospace has mobilised the workforce at its head office in High Wycombe, England, who are highly skilled in textiles manufacturing, as well as its contacts within the supply chain that could deliver the specified materials. The company also contacted Local MP Steve Baker to see who in the local area they could help, and from there orders have been coming in from all over the United Kingdom.
The first recipients of the PPE included Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wycombe General Hospital, The Countess of Chester Hospital, DoctorNOW and Sunrise Senior Living.
Feedback from recipients include:
“Thank you for the scrubs you have provided us with, Best wishes & thank you for your brilliant support” – Dr Bach Millbarn Medical Centre
“Thank you for the scrubs you have made for us; it has certainly made the hospitals more colourful!’ – Neil Macdonald, CEO of Bucks NHS Trust.
Comedian Omid Djalili also added:‘”Proud of my mates at Sabeti Wain Aerospace in High Wycombe, who specialise in aircraft interiors but transferred production to make 5,000 urgently required scrubs for the brave doctors and nurses on the front line”.
In further efforts to support the fight against Covid-19, Sabeti Wain Aerospace has started production of more than 6,000 face masks for the local NHS Trust, as well as a local primary school, ready for its reopening on the 1st of June.