reohn2 wrote:philg wrote:reohn2 wrote:When the NHS were running really short on PPE there were numerous reports of small companies producing PPE items face shields,masks and gowns that contacted the government but heard nothing back from them whilst having to furlough their workforce.
Surely this was the initial responsibility of PHE?
As was the failure to use private and academic labs for CV19 testing?
The fault of the government was to create an inflexible bureaucratic dinsoaur in 2012 unable to cope with a novel, though entirely predictable, emergency
Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom that began operating on 1 April 2013. Its formation came as a result of reorganisation of the National Health Service (NHS) in England outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It took on the role of the Health Protection Agency, the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and a number of other health bodies.It is an executive agency of the DHSC, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy.
Thank you so it is the Tory governments fault then?reohn2 wrote:Perhaps they might have gone to a company with a good track in producing PPE in the UK
Do you know that they didn't then?
TBH no but do you know they did?
I'm merely illustrating what seems to be a dodgy contract by a government not noted for it's honesty and openness as per their ferries debacle,and many more...I await an independent review of this mess once it is finally over.
Me too,but like the Cygnus report(buried),the Russia report(buried) and the proposed racial inquiry,which will be the third one,I won't be holding my breath on it pointing any fingers at government failings
What did you think of the Nightingale hospitals?