The UK’s independent healthcare providers have now donated over one million medical supplies to support the effort in Ukraine.
Working in partnership with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has supported nine of its members in delivering a range of medical supplies to areas in Ukraine where help is most needed.
The donations – which have been transported via ambulances and lorries with the support of the Ukrainian Action NGO and logistics company Flexport – include items specifically requested by the Embassy based on the needs of government authorities. These include anaesthetic machines, defibrillators, blood pressure, pumps as well as other vital medical supplies including swabs, dressings, masks and syringes.
The nine IHPN members who donated supplies include Alliance Medical, Fortius, Horder Healthcare, Nuffield Health, Partnering Health Limited, Practice Plus Group, Ramsay Health Care, Spire Healthcare, Sciensus, and The London Clinic. In addition, many other independent healthcare providers have also donated money and medical supplies through other routes.
IHPN assistant director Danielle Henry said: ‘In light of the devastating situation in Ukraine, IHPN have been proud to work with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK and other NGOs to play our part in supporting the region and ensure urgently needed medical supplies can get to those in need.
‘IHPN would like to thank all our members who have donated so generously and we will continue to work with Embassy of Ukraine in the UK to offer further practical support and humanitarian assistance where we can.’