A Warwick-based medical supplies company is playing its part in the historic fight against Covid-19.
Warwick Sasco, which is based on the Heathcote Industrial Estate, is supplying 40,000 medical trays to the NHS for use in the vaccination programme against Coronavirus.
The firm’s tray was used during the historic moment that 90-year-old Margaret Keenan received the first vaccination in the UK at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
Warwick Sasco produces a range of products for use in the medical sector from kidney dishes and gallipots through to instrument trays and instrument protection and transportation units.
The company’s products also include bed pans and urinal bottles, all of which are made by suppliers in the UK, particularly in the West Midlands.
It’s not the first time the firm has been part of the fight against Covid-19 having answered a call to supply the Nightingale Hospitals at the start of the crisis.
Now its trays are being sent to a distribution hub in Coventry and, from there, will go to vaccination points all over the country.
Managing Director Darby Booth said: “It was a wonderful moment for everyone to see the first vaccination against Covid-19 being administered here in the UK after such a difficult period.
“And, of course, it was a very proud moment for us as a business to see one of our products being beamed all over the world as it was used in that very first vaccination just down the road from our HQ in Warwick.
“We are providing an initial 40,000 trays to the NHS for use with the vaccine all over the country. We are very pleased to be playing our part.”
Hazel Pilling, Membership Manager at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Warwick Sasco joined the fight against Covid-19 at the very start of the crisis as a great of example of businesses across the patch doing what they could to support the national effort.
“It’s great to see the firm – a valued Chamber member – playing its part in the historic vaccination programme and knowing its products will now be used all over the country at this critical time for the country and, indeed, the whole world.”