A Hertfordshire-based logistics company has been thanked by the NHS for providing vital storage for essential PPE during the coronavirus pandemic.
Aztek Logistics, which is a shareholder member of the award-winning Pallet-Track network, stepped up to help the NHS East Ambulance Service after the service received an influx of PPE.
Aztek founder Stuart Charter and his team offered to receive and store essential PPE at the company’s BRC-accredited 120,000 sq. ft premises free of charge, to ensure it remained safe and clean until it was called off to replenish stock levels at the local NHS East Ambulance storage facility.
Members of the NHS East Ambulance Service visited the Aztek team in Letchworth Garden City last week, to personally thank them for their help.
Stuart said: “Now, more than ever, our healthcare workers rely on such equipment to protect themselves and their patients. Storing the PPE locally is essential to enable urgent distribution to the areas in need, helping to ensure our healthcare workers’ safety.
“We were happy to help and will continue to do so throughout the pandemic. The healthcare workers are our NHS heroes.”
It is not the only assistance the company, which formed in 2003, has provided the health service during the pandemic. Back in March, it delivered specialist flooring into the Nightingale Hospitals at the Birmingham NEC, the ExCel in London’s Docklands, Harrogate Convention Centre, the University of the West of England in Bristol and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
Nigel Parkes, founder and managing director of Pallet-Track, said: “The logistics industry has become an extra emergency service during this pandemic and our members have been stepping up to the plate all over the country, providing vital services where they are needed most.
“Companies on the front line like Aztek Logistics are going above and beyond to help the health service and we’re delighted to see their support is appreciated.”