Extraordinary People – Extra mile COVID Team (non-clinical) award

The PPSA is delighted to have received an Extraordinary People award from the Royal Devon & Exeter in recognition of the procurement work carried out as part of the Exeter Nightingale project.  Our nomination is shown below:

”In the midst of the Pandemic. The PPSA team were seconded into the Nightingale Exeter Project. Their role was key. Against the clock. Working long hours. Against a supply chain under severe strain due to world events. They tirelessly ordered equipment and consumables for the Nightingale Exeter hospital. 8 weeks from warehouse to hospital. Without the procurement teams efforts the Nightingale Hospital would not exist. Procurement – often a Cinderella service, is important to recognise this essential hospital service.” – Pete Ford, Consultant Anaesthetist.

6 PPSA staff were seconded to the Exeter Nightingale project and tasked with sourcing, raising orders and monitoring delivery of  equipment and consumables and we are thrilled that our vital input has been recognised.