Healthy Bean Ltd delivered 10,000 Clear Face Masks to Gateshead Council

Healthy Bean Ltd delivered 10,000 Clear Face Masks to Gateshead Council

10,000 clear face masks have been delivered to Gateshead Council to support frontline NHS and social care workers to better care for people who use lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate.

The masks are see-through and have an anti-fogging barrier to ensure the face and mouth are always visible to help doctors, nurses and carers communicate better with their patients.
With around 12 million people in the UK thought to have hearing loss, the masks will be invaluable for people who need to lip-read to communicate during the ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.
The masks will also help those who rely on facial expressions to support communication. For example, people with learning disabilities, autism or dementia, or foreign language speakers and their interpreters.

Minister for Care Helen Whately said: This pandemic has posed numerous challenges to the sector, so we are always on the hunt for simple solutions to support those giving and receiving care. The introduction of clear face masks will help overcome some of the difficulties carers wearing PPE are facing communicating with people who rely on lip-reading. If this proves a success I look forward to increasing the supply to make sure whenever a clear mask is needed, there is one available

At Healthy Bean, we are always thinking of innovative solutions to problems and how to best service our clients needs. We are extremely proud to be supporting Gateshead Council and its people during these difficult times.

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