Working in Partnership with NHS National Services Scotland
1st June 2020
Hutchison International working in partnership with NHS National Services Scotland in the fight against COVID-19
Since the beginning of April, our medical quality accredited ISO13485 team, has worked tirelessly with our network of accredited and approved medical suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers to supply approved PPE and Virus Collection & Transportation Medium Kits.
After delivering a preliminary sample consignment of COVID-19 Swab Testing Kits to NHS Scotland for approval, we are pleased to announce two consignments have now been fulfilled with more planned to follow.
Bruce Hutchison, CEO of Hutchison International & Hutchison Technologies said: “When the call for help came from Scottish Enterprise in April, the supply chain management team at Hutchison took up the challenge to assist NHS National Services Scotland source vital supplies and I am proud of the support we have been able to provide.”
“With our Hutchison International ISO13485 medical quality assured team of employees in China, we were able to audit the factories and regularly visit to inspect the goods prior to shipping and then manage the whole logistics operation. NHS National Services Scotland can therefore purchase with confidence in knowing goods sourced through Hutchison have all the required certifications, are of the highest quality and will be delivered on time.”
Trade Minister Ivan McKee said: “We have received thousands of offers of support from organisations across the country, and it is fantastic to see so many businesses like Hutchison Technologies step up to support the national response.
“Their work with NHS Scotland and Scottish Enterprise is making a huge contribution to Scotland’s COVID19 response, and demonstrates what can be achieved when the public and private sectors collaborate to tackle the many challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“Hutchison Technologies’ contribution is helping ensure that frontline staff have the protection they need, and we will continue to work with them and others to ensure this remains the case.”
Gordon Beattie, National Procurement Director at NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) said: “As part of the COVID-19 response, NSS National Procurement is committed to working with suppliers and manufacturers across Scotland and beyond to ensure flexible and sustainable supplies that meet the highest standards. Working in partnership with Hutchison Technologies has helped to ensure an increased supply of swab sample testing kits throughout NHS Scotland.”
We are pleased that the fulfilment of this order will help with the expansion of COVID-19 testing to include everyone over the age of 5 with symptoms. This will support the new Test, Trace, Isolate and Support (TTIS) approach which will be used to keep transmission in communities low as the country moves out of lockdown.
Here at Hutchison International we remain focussed and committed to delivering the essential supplies needed by the NHS and in this case removing the uncertainty for so many by providing the vital swab test kits required to facilitate wider testing.
We’ve dedicated our Hutchison teams to providing support to all our customers, especially the NHS and Healthcare organisations, by working closely together to overcome the shared challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Let us know your top sourcing challenges right now;
For government guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested
Hutchison International, a division of Hutchison Technologies founded in 1991 by our CEO, Bruce Hutchison, is a global manufacturing, technology services and outsourcing company.
We collaborate with our clients to ensure that their experiences are unparalleled, offering a comprehensive range of supply chain, sourcing, manufacturing, quality management and logistics capabilities to suit various industries and business sectors. Our extensive research and carefully nurtured relationships with some of the world’s most successful manufacturers delivers sustainable value to our clients, business partners and stakeholders.
Hutchison Technologies headquarters and research and development facilities are located in the City of Dundee, Scotland. Based on years of stable and sustained business development, the business has expanded internationally, adding operations in Asia and mainland Europe.
For the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households: www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
For UK government guidance and support on the coronavirus: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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