Dounreay in the north of Scotland has been demonstrating its commitment to being ‘in it together’ by placing all resources, not considered essential to the safety and security of the site, at the disposal of the Highland Council and NHS Highland.
Operations have been reduced to a level where the site requires a minimum number of people to leave their homes each day. This has subsequently provided an opportunity to make some stocks of PPE and valuable skills available to resilience partnership organisations who are leading the local fight against coronavirus.
Mick Moore, Operations Director, said,
“Our team has a range of skills and the response to get involved has been overwhelming.”From setting up pre-fabricated units so that GP’s can segregate patients to fitting safety screens for a number of essential facilities such as Post Offices, pharmacies and medical practices, the team has gone the extra mile to help. The community is really pulling together and I am proud that we have been able to play a part in its response, while ensuring the site remains safe.”
Dounreay has also made all non-essential stocks of PPE available to NHS Highland, including gloves, protective suits and face masks. It also made a
£30,000 donation to the North Highland Initiative which is supporting a series of community projects targeted at vulnerable individuals.
Managing Director Mark Rouse added: “We are committed to ensuring that Dounreay plays its part in sustaining the community during the coming weeks and months.”
The Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs and Amentum, is responsible for delivering the safe and secure clean-up of the Dounreay nuclear site, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.