Case study - Northern Ireland HSE

Medco Solutions successfully delivered 10 Million TypeIIR face masks to the Northern Ireland HSE in May 2020. We sourced these fully compliant masks very quickly to help assist healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.


Medco responded very swiftly to an urgent requirement for 10 million TypeIIR masks. This was in the early stages of the pandemic, and TypeIIR masks were very in demand globally making it a huge challenge for health authorities to obtain, however with Medco’s long term healthcare supply chain partners we were able to deliver these masks within 3 weeks, 2 weeks ahead of the allotted schedule.

End result

  • 10 Million TypeIIR medical masks delivered in 3 weeks
  • 12 Jumbo Jets required to air freight the goods at speed
  • Delivered in 3 weeks, which was 2 weeks ahead of the allotted schedule

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