O'Neills sportswear will immediately start manufacturing scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts.
The Strabane based firm has been hard hit by the Covid-19 outbreak with 750 staff members temporarily laid off last week.
However, with a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare professionals, O'Neills started discussions with the relevant bodies and will begin immediate production of scrubs.
With immediate effect, O’Neills are manufacturing scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts.— O'Neills (@ONeills1918) March 23, 2020
The health and safety of our workers is paramount. We are observing government hygiene and distancing protocol.
We are delighted to support the work of frontline healthcare staff. pic.twitter.com/oZJwNR5ek9
The @oneills1918 factory in Strabane about to covert to making life saving protective gear for all our nurses & doctors, manufacturing 55k sets of scrubs & hundreds of thousands of visors. Massive credit to @KieranKennedy1 & the machinists coming in to do this life saving work— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) March 23, 2020