Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Public Health and Prevention Minister, responding to the RCN revealing that half of nursing staff are under pressure to work without PPE, said:
“Nurses are working flat out to help people during this crisis at significant personal risk.
“Nurses shouldn’t be fearing for their lives on the frontline because they don’t have the right protection. The sector has been raising this critical issue for weeks now and the Government itself has had months to put things in place.
“Ministers need to make good on their promises, sort out the supply issues and work to make sure no staff member feels unsafe because of a lack of PPE. It is no good making grand promises behind a lectern if they later turn out to be undeliverable. We owe NHS staff nothing less than the very best”