McLaren donates masks, gloves and overalls to Sheffield hospital

South Yorkshire supercar maker McLaren has donated face masks, gloves and overalls to a Sheffield hospital to help fight coronavirus.

By David Walsh
Sunday, 5th April 2020, 11:31 am
Updated Monday, 6th April 2020, 11:34 am

The site, which employs more than 100 people, donated 35 boxes of gloves, 100 face masks and 30 overalls to the Northern General Hospital.

The manufacturer, which opened the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Catcliffe, Rotherham, in 2018, is also part of a consortium producing ventilators.

Plant director Wes Jacklin, said: “We’ve donated our masks, gloves and overalls to our local Northern General Hospital.

Staff at McLaren in Rotherham.

“Alongside staying at home, it’s one small way we can help support our hard-working NHS front line staff in their battle against coronavirus.”

As part of the VentilatorUK consortium, McLaren is using its engineering expertise to design and build test equipment to ensure ventilator units meet all of the specified functional and safety requirements.

It is also making ventilator components and designing trolleys on which they are fixed.

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Wes Jacklin, McLaren Rotherham plant director.

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The McLaren Composites Technology Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. Picture: Chris Etchells

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