As hospitals across the UK are reporting frontline staff running short of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), DMU’s Estates team has collaborated with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences to donate several crates of disposable masks, gloves, aprons and visors to the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
The PPE is usually stocked at DMU for students studying medical sciences including Nursing and Midwifery. With the university being placed in lockdown and students now studying remotely it was decided to donate the equipment at no cost to the NHS.
DMU has also helped a Chinese partner university donate 1,000 face masks to Leicester hospitals to help medical staff working on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liaoning University, in the Shenyang region of China, contacted DMU to donate the masks and DMU asked if they could pass them on to Leicester Royal Infirmary, run by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
In a letter to DMU, Liaoning leaders said during the pandemic it is important to reach out 'to strengthen solidarity and cooperation'.
Posted on Thursday 16th April 2020