Local businesses step up to provide essential medical supplies

A trio of businesses from the Dubbo electorate have answered the NSW Government’s call for locals to fill the medical supply chain, helping stabilise stocks of hand sanitiser urgently needed in the fight against COVID-19.   

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Baker Williams Distillery and Indigiearth from Mudgee, along with Native Secrets in Dubbo, had each shifted their usual business, with the aim of helping the response to the pandemic.

“I’m so proud these local businesses have acted quickly to change their focus to make products that protect members of our community in this time of urgent need.” 

“Less than a month ago we faced a global shortage of sanitiser and other personal protective equipment products, and a call was made for businesses to step up and help meet this urgent challenge. That call has well and truly been answered, and I’d like to thank each of these local businesses for helping out.”

Baker Williams pivoted its operations and has been producing hand sanitiser to supply Mudgee Medical Centre, Mudgee Radiology, police from Orana Mid-Western Police District as well as a multitude of local businesses and individual health workers seeking supply.

Indigiearth, whose core business is body products, ramped up production and supplied hand sanitiser to IGA supermarkets across the Central West, while skincare company Native Secrets also switched its business model around, and turned its attention to supplying hand sanitiser.

“Once again our area has shown its capacity to adapt to whatever circumstances are thrown at us, and that resilience and willingness to jump in and help is what makes our area so great,” Mr Saunders said.

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