Subject: Qlicksmart stands by healthcare workers as they stand up
for their safety – so should you.
Healthcare workers on the frontlines of the
COVID-19 outbreak are pleading with hospitals, governments, and even the
general public to provide them with vital safety equipment. They need this
safety equipment to avoid infections so they can properly care for patients.
Emergency physicians in Australia say they are losing sleep, not over the number of infections, but over the lack of PPE available to hospital staff.
Sadly, we are seeing in real-time the consequences of not investing in safety equipment.
In the UK, it has been revealed that the Department of Health rejected high-level medical advice in 2016 and 2017 about providing NHS staff with certain protective equipment during an influenza pandemic because stockpiling it would be too expensive. Now, the NHS is seeing a devastating shortage of PPE required to fight COVID-19.
Now, more than ever, it is obvious that when safety equipment is not adequate, healthcare worker’s lives are at risk. And when healthcare workers are unable to protect themselves, patients suffer. As the World Health Organisation’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus put it:
“If we don’t prioritize protecting health workers, many people will die because the health worker who could have saved their lives is sick”
For more than 20 years, Qlicksmart has
advocated to keep healthcare workers safe and focused on their patients and
continues to deliver the highest quality safety equipment. Qlicksmart stands by
healthcare workers as they stand up for their safety – so should you.