27 January 2022
ATISN 16014 – PPE
Thank you for your request to the Welsh Government for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) received on 25 January 2022. You requested the following:
Please can you tell me the total number of PPE items sourced by the Welsh Government from March 2020 to March 2021 broken down by type: gowns, face masks, gloves and visors.
Can you please provide a broad breakdown of how much of this stock of PPE was distributed to - i.e. to NHS organisations, care sector, education sector, unusued/sold off
Can you please provide figures for how many units of each type of PPE sourced was deemed unsuitable for use in the public sector?
Can you please provide figures for how many units of each type of PPE was destroyed and how much was sold off at auction to the highest bidder?
If it was sold off at auction, please can you tell me the price per item/box/package that was obtained?
The Welsh Government does not hold the information requested. You may wish to contact the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership as they hold the information requested. They can be contacted at the address below –
Information Governance Manager,
4-5 Charnwood Court,
Tel: 02920 902272
If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:
Information Rights Unit,
or Email: Freedom.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office,
However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.