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All 400,000 gowns flown from Turkey for NHS fail UK standards

Health department understood to be returning shipment of PPE and seeking refund

Last month, amid dire warnings of shortages of personal protective equipment for health workers, ministers publicised the imminent arrival from Turkey of a…

  • Kevin Rawlinson
  • The Guardian

More than a fortnight later, it has emerged that every one of the 400,000 protective gowns that eventually arrived has been impounded after being found not to…

The Department for Health and Social Care confirmed on Wednesday evening that the items were being held in a facility near Heathrow airport.

It is understood that they…

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