May 18, 2020
2,500 face shields have been donated to French health care services to aid the medical staff who are in the front line fighting the Corona pandemic.
The Corona virus has stressed health care systems around the world, challenging their capacities to care for patients and protect medical staff in a time of crisis. France is one of many countries, where the health care system has been facing a dire shortage of protective supplies, and many have been struggling.
Grundfos has donated 2,500 face shields to a local hospital in Saint-Avold, in Dieuze, and to three hospitals in Metz. Visors have also been delivered to ambulance companies, home care nurses and to elderly care in Creutzwald.
“With this visor donation, we are helping doctors and nurses in desperate need of protective supplies. This is an important step in combatting the virus,” says Sabine Muller, Health & Safety & Environment Manager at Grundfos in France.
The visors have been very well received, and a health care team in Creutzwald has shown their gratitude on social media.
“The whole team of Creutzwald geriatric pole would like to thank Grundfos for their donation of protective visors for our nursing staff,” writes nurse Coralie Kettelhut in a Facebook post together with pictures of the team wearing the visors.
Sabine Muller is pleased with the donation, and she is proud of Grundfos for taking responsibility in a time of crisis.
“This just our attempt to help.”
Image text: Picture from nurse Coralie Kettelhut’s social media, thanking Grundfos for the visor donation.