Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Public Health and Prevention Minister, commenting on Matt Hancock’s failure to promise that hospitals will have enough gowns this weekend, said:
“It is a scandal that so many key workers and public servants still don’t have enough protective equipment.
“Workers have been sounding the alarm for weeks now and the Government has had months to put things in place. It is outrageous that supplies keep running so low, protecting those staff who are risking their lives every time they go to work should be an absolute priority.
“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 if they later turn out to be undeliverable.”