A Derbyshire Dales manufacturing business played its part in the opening of the temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital at London’s ExCeL centre.
Buxoplas of Bradwell supplied bespoke water pipes free of charge on next day delivery to support the speedy creation of the first of the government’s emergency field hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients.
Specialists in developing and working with extruded plastic products for the past 45 years, Buxoplas continues to operate through the Coronavirus outbreak, supplying a wide range of markets with plastic tubing, including food supply chains.
Buxoplas director Steve Mycock said: “We received two separate orders for water pipe, one from the Nightingale at the ExCel and another from the NEC, and we didn’t charge for either. As a manufacturing company that continues to operate – albeit at 70% of our usual capacity due to Coronavirus self-isolation – we were just happy to do anything to help.
“We have also signed up to the government’s Coronavirus business volunteer scheme in case there is anything else we can do.”