Uniform Manufacturer Alexandra Makes Half a Million Scrub Sets for NHS Frontline Staff

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A Bristol company that makes uniforms for the hospitality, healthcare and catering industries has transformed its operations to manufacture more than half a million medical scrub sets for NHS staff.

Alexandra said it had been working with the NHS Supply Chain over the last seven weeks to meet demand.

More than 90 per cent of the company’s manufacturing capacity in its UK and international factories has been switched to support the NHS, it said.

The business is also making cubicle curtains and is working with the Government and NHS to source protective equipment.

Tina Graves, Alexandra’s senior director of commercial sales and business operations, said: “In a matter of weeks, we have literally turned the business around from 80 per cent of production being tunics and trousers to 95 per cent of what we make being scrubs.

“We have meetings twice a week with the NHS Supply Chain to identify demand, prioritise it and then find solutions to make sure that the demand is being met.”

She added: “It’s been an extraordinary couple of months and the amount of people that are working so hard to make this happen for our frontline NHS and care home staff is just amazing.”

Kevin Chidlow, category tower director of NHS Supply Chain hotel services added: “This is an example of fantastic partnership working, with the team at Alexandra responding to the latest NHS requirements and seeking alternative suppliers both here in the UK as well as overseas.”

The business is also making cubicle curtains and is working with the Government and NHS to source protective equipment.

Tina Graves, Alexandra’s senior director of commercial sales and business operations, said: “In a matter of weeks, we have literally turned the business around from 80 per cent of production being tunics and trousers to 95 per cent of what we make being scrubs.

“We have meetings twice a week with the NHS Supply Chain to identify demand, prioritise it and then find solutions to make sure that the demand is being met.”

She added: “It’s been an extraordinary couple of months and the amount of people that are working so hard to make this happen for our frontline NHS and care home staff is just amazing.”

Kevin Chidlow, category tower director of NHS Supply Chain hotel services added: “This is an example of fantastic partnership working, with the team at Alexandra responding to the latest NHS requirements and seeking alternative suppliers both here in the UK as well as overseas.”

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