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Wiltshire Air Ambulance plea for face masks

Wiltshire Air Ambulance plea for face masks

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:14pm 17th March 2020.

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The charity says they're struggling due to a national shortage.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance are calling on builders merchants, DIY stores and others who might be able to help provide more protective face masks for their paramedics.

They use FFP3 respirator masks when treating patients' airway during a cardiac arrest or those with severe respiratory difficulties.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Helicopter
The service is operating as normal during the current situation

There's currently a national shortage of the masks, so Wiltshire Air Ambulance's supplies are 'dwindling'.

If you think you might be able to help the charity, you're asked to email Richard Miller, their ground operations and clinical services manager on richardm@wiltshireairambulance.co.uk

Wiltshire Air Ambulance
The Wiltshire Air Ambulance team are putting precautions in place for the coronavirus outbreak

NO CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS TREATED

WAA has also confirmed today (Tuesday 17th March) that they have so far, not treated any patients with Covid-19.

They've said they are taking precautions to protect staff though.

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