Rotork supports the NHS in the UK

Rotork supports the NHS in the UK

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09/04/2020

Rotork, the FTSE-250 global flow control and instrumentation company, has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by innovating and supporting the National Health Service in the UK. As some basic equipment is in short supply in the NHS, our engineers have taken up the challenge to produce face shields for front-line healthcare workers.

Our engineers from Bath and Leeds are producing 3D printed visor frames and cutting visors from laminate, and are distributing them locally where possible, or through the official NHS distribution channel, at the University Hospital Birmingham.

The challenge is the quantity needed. While Rotork employees have already made a start, in the UK alone there are 500,000 front line staff with many more now volunteering, all of whom will require PPE. The face shields make a real difference, but we all need to work quickly and cooperatively to get these produced. If anyone would like to get involved, we suggest taking a look at this YouTube video as a guide.

We are immensely proud of all Rotork employees who have already contributed time and resources towards supporting the NHS, the first delivery went to the Royal United Hospital in Bath.