Fort William smelter donates protective face masks to Belford

*** Local Caption *** Belford Hospital, Fort william

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Following a meeting with management from Belford Hospital earlier this week, ALVANCE British Aluminium has provided the hospital with around 250 disposable FFP3 face masks.

These masks are not typically used in day-to-day activities at the smelter and could, therefore, be made available to the hospital instead.

It is understood that the Belford has a steady supply of these types of protective masks and the donation will only be used in extreme circumstances.

General manager of the Fort William smelter, Tom Uppington said: ‘Everyone is aware of the pressures that national and local health authorities are under at the moment so we were keen to support our brave healthcare workers with whatever useful gesture we could at this time.

‘In a close-knit community such as ours, we know how critical Belford Hospital is to the wellbeing of our employees, their loved ones and friends.’