Abbott recognises the impact the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak is having on healthcare professionals, patients and families around the world. We are here to support you and would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment to your patients and the community during this challenging time. We understand our responsibility and the powerful role nutrition can play in supporting management and recovery from critical illness, including COVID-19. In addition to this, we also know that nutrition plays a critical role in overall health for vulnerable groups and in general populations – during this time, and always.
Abbott’s Commitment to Healthcare Professionals during COVID-19: People, Products & Support
Please find below, links to information on our efforts to-date in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Whether you’re a patient, carer, healthcare professional or just want to learn about the efforts Abbott are making, here’s where you’ll find useful information and practical advice.
Taking care of people
We are taking every measure to protect the health and safety of our employees and their families:
- We are providing protective measures for all employees who are working on the front lines of manufacturing, supply chain and in direct medical care. All other staff are working from home, and will continue to do so as aligned with Government guidance.
- We have suspended all non-essential face-to-face visits to hospital and healthcare facilities, and will continue to do as aligned with Government guidance.
- All representatives are still available and working remotely to support our healthcare professional partners with any questions and queries (click here for contact details).
Ensuring the supply of products and equipment
We are committed to doing everything possible to respond quickly to changes in product demands and supply. For information on how we are managing tube feeding patients in the hospital setting, please read the following notice for HCPs (click here).
- We are dedicated to ensuring continuity of product supply including increasing demands on adult specialised nutritional products which are supporting patients with COVID-19 in critical care and in recovery. For more information on our products which are Foods for Special Medical Purposes, please contact your Abbott representative.