He added: “I want to make it clear to everybody out there, even though we’re using NHS masks, we’re actually replacing those with the ones we have brought.
“They are exactly the same standard and the Health Trusts are happy we are doing that. The reason we are wearing the same masks as the ones the doctors and nurses are wearing is so we don’t cause any alarm to the patients, so it’s about reassurance.
“But I can assure you we are not taking anything from the NHS.”
Milton Keynes Hospital also tweeted: “We are spending minimal time in high risk areas & are ensuring the crew are wearing full PPE, as per national guidelines.