Dulux Decorator Centre is donating 10,000 litres of Dulux Trade Sterishield to NHS contractors working in hospitals during Covid-19 pandemic.
Dulux Decorator Centre has been working with its customers to provide NHS Estate teams and contractors working on emergency NHS projects with donations of Dulux Trade Sterishield paint.
The projects involved include the construction of temporary Nightingale hospitals, the repurposing of current facilities, including the recommissioning of previously decommissioned wards and general repainting.
So far, 7,500 litres of Dulux Trade Sterishield Diamond Eggshell and Dulux Trade Sterishield Diamond Matt, worth £100,000, has been donated, with the aim to provide 10,000 litres if needed.
The antibacterial paints have been used in the construction of the Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, which was recently-opened by 100-year-old war veteran Captain Tom Moore – who has raised more than £39 million for the NHS by completing 100 laps of his garden.
They have also helped to transform wards in the Royal Preston Hospital, Lancs, Ealing Hospital, London, Canterbury Hospital, Kent as well as in the conversion of a former army base in Carlisle.
Billy Retter, interim building estates officer at The Royal Brompton Hospital, said: “The donation of Dulux Trade Sterishield paint has allowed us to undertake vital work to bring our hospital facilities up to date. As we navigate these challenging times the support of our local Dulux Decorator Centre has played a critical role in ensuring we can continue to treat those who most need our help.”
Andrew Cleaver, national sector manager healthcare at Dulux Decorator Centre, said: “NHS Estate teams and contractors are playing an absolutely vital role in the battle against Coronavirus by transforming hospital facilities across the country.
“As it became clear where the vital healthcare construction sites were proposed around the country, we set to work to streamline the way the NHS Estate teams and contractors could be supported through the conversion process. This meant working with our operations and Dulux Decorator Centre store teams to pinpoint the closest outlet, and ensure they remained operational whilst other stores in the group were closed.
“We’ve been inspired by the fantastic work we’ve seen across this sector. Their hard work and professionalism has helped to build greater capacity across the entire health service. We’re immensely proud of their efforts and very glad to support them by donating supplies of Dulux Trade Sterishield from our Dulux Decorator Centre stores where and when it’s required.”