The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy of unprecedented scale. At time of release, nearly 3 million people have now been affected with more than 200 countries and territories having reported cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
It is also having a devastating impact on the global economy with governments launching unparalleled public health and economic responses. In the UK, businesses big and small are having to adapt and innovate to continue trading throughout the outbreak.
Orthotix is a contracted NHS supplier of class 1 medical devices and as such it is has been deemed an essential business. Despite some business channels no longer being feasible, Orthotix remains open albeit at a reduced capacity. Like many businesses still operating during these difficult times some members of the workforce are self-isolating and a handful have found themselves furloughed as a direct consequence of trade downturn.
Despite introducing social distancing measures and the inevitable business disruption, the operational team at Orthotix remain in good spirits and are proud to support NHS hospitals and the public by continuing to provide much needed medical product. To facilitate this service, the Orthotix business model has had to adapt & evolve to include some new innovations.