Inverclyde Now Logo GREENOCK Factory Gives 17,000 Face Masks For Health And Care Staff

16 April, 2020 | Local

GREENOCK semiconductor manufacturer Diodes has donated 17,000 face masks to help protect front-line Inverclyde health and care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Diodes staff have to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times in manufacturing areas at the Earnhill plant to protect the silicon wafers being produced. The face masks will be added to the existing stock of PPE equipment held by Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership.

Edi Shearer, left, of Diodes, handing face masks to Eddie McDowell, from Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership

Gerry McCarthy, managing director of Diodes UK, said: “This plant has been part of the community since the early 1970s and we’ve had tremendous support from so many people during that time.

“We always do as much as we can to return the favour and donating these additional face masks is the least we can do to support our selfless health and social care workers with the battle against coronavirus.”

Councillor Robert Moran, Inverclyde Council’s convener of health and social care, said: “This is a really nice touch from Diodes to help protect our incredible frontline workers and those they are looking after. This donation from Diodes is another fine example of the wonderful community spirit here in Inverclyde.”

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