The coronavirus has impacted us all; every person, every town and every business in the UK. As a proud UK manufacturer, reducing our production to essential products was a tough, yet necessary, decision to take.
However, this has allowed us to re-direct our efforts to doing everything we can to support in the fight against COVID-19 and we are proud to have been able to provide much needed PPE to protect our amazing keyworkers in Gloucestershire and Hull, where our manufacturing sites are based.
Over our long history as a company, we have faced many challenges, but none quite like the request we received when we were contacted by NHS Gloucestershire; critically low on face shields, they asked if we could step in to help with our production capabilities. Armed with our approved design and an incredible team of volunteers we have produced 10,000 face shields for NHS Gloucestershire and an additional 3,000 have been distributed between our nominated charity of the year, palliative care and bereavement charity, Sue Ryder, and to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Steve Hams, Director of Quality and Chief Nurse at Gloucestershire NHS, tweeted: “Thank you to Kohler Mira in Cheltenham for your incredible support of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have now received the 10,000th face shield you have produced for us and we can’t thank each and every one of you enough. Your generosity is truly uplifting.”
Here’s a short film of our Managing Director, Craig Baker, handing over that 10,000th face shield to Steve Hams!