Medical supplies at hospital

Technicians from the University’s College of Health and Social Care have collected boxes of medical gloves, aprons, wipes, cleaning materials and alcohol gels, usually used for teaching student nurses and allied healthcare professionals in Chesterfield.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell DL, Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby, said:

“Many of our nursing and allied healthcare students are already on the frontline, working in hospitals alongside experienced professionals to provide the support the health service needs at this hugely challenging time.

“With the University moving to delivering all teaching online for the remainder of the academic year, it is only right that equipment that would have been for the use of students is supplied to hospital staff who need it to ensure that they themselves are properly protected against the risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus.”