Hand sanitiser to be delivered to every care home in Worcestershire

Published Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Further supplies of hand sanitiser are being sent to every care home in the county.

Worcestershire County Council is working with local suppliers Equilibrium Chemicals and Piston Distillery to provide the highly sought-after product.

This hand sanitiser will be sent to frontline social care staff as it is vital they are able to maintain good hand hygiene whilst providing help and support.

Supplies will be sent out shortly.

Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care, said: “The safety of our care staff is always a top priority for us. During these unprecedented times, it is vital we do all we can to help our care staff stay safe and well and continue providing care and support to those who need it. 

I’d like to thank Equilibrium Chemicals and Piston Distillery for all they are doing to help those not just locally, close to home in Worcestershire but nationally to stay safe.”

Chris Lloyd-Adams, Director of Equilibrium Chemicals, said:

“The team at Equilibrium Chemical Services are working hard to keep supply of Hand Sanitiser flowing,  prioritising local councils and front line staff.”

Grace Stringer, Distillery Manager at Piston Gin Distillery, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our community is our highest priority and we wanted to do all we can to help. Over the past weeks we have been working around the clock taking our alcohol supply and changing our production line to produce a moisturising hand sanitiser.”

The County Council’s priority during the pandemic is to safeguard local communities, protect our residents and help them stay safe.

The Council continue to work closely with our NHS partners, Public Health England and district council colleagues to do everything we can to protect all people in Worcestershire and to keep everyone safe and well.