Iberia Donates 45,000 Tableware Settings to Madrid’s Ramón y Cajal Hospital

Disaster response Community lifelines

In response to a request from Madrid’s Ramón y Cajal hospital, Iberia has donated 45,000 disposable tableware settings, with the collaboration of its employee-founded relief organisation Mano a Mano, which took the supplies from Iberia’s warehouse to the hospital kitchen.

The hospital is using disposable tableware, now in short supply, for its Covid-19 patients.
The donation is expected to meet the hospital’s needs for the next 30 days.

Other donations to hospitals

Iberia also donated material normally used aboard its flights, in collaboration with its own relief NGO Mano a Mano, ENVERA, health agencies of the Madrid Regional government, and the logistics company ALAER. The donations included:

  • 9,000 duvets and 2,200 pillows for the field hospital set up by Madrid health authorities at the IFEMA fairgrounds, as well as 1,400 complete toilet kits and another 20,000 units of toilet items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, combs, and socks.
  • For the Hospital de La Paz, 300 duvets, 300 pillows, and 400 toilet kits.
  • For the Gregorio Marañón hospital, more than 5,000 disposable gowns from Iberia’s own medical service, and 1,400 barrier gowns supplied by the NGO Mano a Mano.
  • For the field hospital at the FIRA fairgrounds in Barcelona, 500 toilet kits and 500 duvets, and the loan of airport ground equipment to help set up the hospital and deliver supplies of food, medicine, and bed linen.

Iberia employees have been unstinting in their commitment to the timely completion of all these iniciatives.