Portlaosie Hospital Action Committee brought the gowns in from China.
10,000 disposable gowns have arrived at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise from China.
Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee arranged the PPE delivery after they raised more than €20,000 in public donations.
It was expected that the consignment would reach the midlands over the weekend, but a delay in customs at Dublin airport meant they were only collected this morning.
Secretary of the Committee John Hanniffy says they're delighted to help frontine staff in a small way: