Hub Le Bas supplies long standing healthcare customer joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

Hub Le Bas customer Sidhil, based at Holmfield, have joined the international efforts to bring the Ebola outbreak in Africa under control.

The healthcare equipment manufacturer is working around the clock to produce over 1600 special beds and mattresses due to be sent out to Sierra Leone in just two weeks’ time. The call from the Department for International Development, now coordinating the work to provide medical supplies to help contain the Ebola virus epidemic, came this week. As the only volume manufacturer of hospital beds in the UK, Sidhil was chose to supply of beds and mattresses.

Sidhil’s Managing director, James Ibbotson: “This is a real logistical challenge, requiring a special bed that could be produced economically and at high speed, as well as mattresses welded and sealed to help with infection control.”

“We’ve had immense support from our raw material suppliers too to ensure that we could meet demanding delivery deadlines. These products are needed now to help save lives, and we’re proud to be able to play a part in the relief operation.”

With time of the essence, Sidhil is working around the clock in time for shipment by charter aircraft out to Sierra Leone in October.

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