HSE audit: large amounts of PPE from China unfit for use by frontline staff

Four of the ten items assessed described as “unsuitable” or “not suitable for use” in clinical or other healthcare settings

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
5th April, 2020
HSE audit: large amounts of PPE from China unfit for use by frontline staff
Aer Lingus staff flew to China to pick up safety equipment such as masks to fight against Coronavirus

An internal HSE audit of personal protective equipment purchased from China has found serious problems with a significant proportion of the initial consignment.

The audit, which has been seen by the Business Post, found that four of the ten items assessed, which included coveralls, goggles, visors, masks and respirators, were described as “unsuitable” or “not suitable for use” in clinical or other healthcare settings – the key purpose they were required for....

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