South Thames College Group has donated pairs of science goggles, plastic aprons and gloves to local NHS Trusts for use as Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) by staff in the dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. This donation was made as part of the urgent call for colleges and schools across England to help supply this vital equipment.
Kingston College provided resources used for its courses in Engineering, Science and Hair & Beauty to Kingston Hospital Trust A&E and Pathology Laboratory as well as local GP Surgeries.
Christine Bentley, Head of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Professional at Kingston College said: "We contacted the hospital after hearing they were short of PPE as we had new PPE in stock. We are pleased to be able to support our NHS colleagues with this essential equipment as they care for our community, during this unprecedented time."
Merton College donated 90 pairs of safety glasses from its Science Department to St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Nicola Laver, Head of School (Commercial, Creative & Professional Studies at Merton and Carshalton Colleges) said: “We did this as it is important to support those on the front line in the NHS with whatever we have to offer that is of use to them. We are all in this together!”