Dettol donates 40,000 products to HSE workers 2 weeks ago

Dettol donates 40,000 products to HSE workers

Vital support for Ireland's healthcare staff.

Dettol, one of Ireland's leading household brands in disinfectant and cleaning, have pledged to donate 40,000 of their products to HSE workers in their fight against Covid-19.

In a statement issued today, the company said that "the Dettol antibacterial products will be distributed to hospitals and health service facilities and sites around the country with the aim of helping to keep these environments hygienically clean."

Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, reacted to the news by saying "We are grateful to Reckitt Benckiser and Dettol for their significant donation to the HSE and the Irish public.

"The HSE has had massive support from business, communities, social groups and individuals since the start of this crisis and for this we are hugely thankful." The products will also be distributed to the Community Assessment Hubs around Ireland over the next 12 weeks. 

The donation follows news yesterday that Irish water company Ishka would be donating 250,000 bottles of water to frontline medical staff.

As of yesterday, over 30% of all Covid-19 cases in Ireland were associated with healthcare workers. Almost 7,000 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among healthcare staff.