In March 2020, medical masks were in short supply across Europe. Klinikum Saarbrücken was also reliant on help in the spirit of solidarity and asked large companies for support.
TÜV Saarland Certification GmbH immediately got involved and provided help where it was urgently needed. The TÜV Saarland branch in Shanghai was able to procure a large quantity of masks and send them by airfreight to Germany – a real challenge for the local team due to the export restrictions on protective equipment in China and drastically reduced airfreight capacities. “Our thanks to TÜV Saarland Certification GmbH. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr. Guido Britz, and the Managing Director, Thorsten Greiner, were both immediately on hand when we asked for help,” says Jacqueline Voges, MD, Head of the Medical Controlling Department at Klinikum Saarbrücken. “At the end of March, there was a massive shortage of protective masks and high occupancy of patients with the coronavirus in the hospital. We therefore asked large companies about personal protective equipment. TÜV Saarland then donated several hundred FFP2 masks to us twice. Thank you very much for this help in the spirit of solidarity in times of crisis.”