Aberystwyth University provides facilities, equipment and expertise in Covid-19 response
06 April 2020
Aberystwyth University is providing support to the NHS through making facilities and services available to the Hywel Dda University Health Board.
Since Friday 3 April, and for a period of three weeks, NHS staff are attending training sessions at our Medrus conference facilities, including up to 300 returning NHS staff.
Meanwhile NHS Staff working at Bronglais General Hospital, and emergency services workers, are being provided with accommodation in University residences on the Penglais campus.
Aberystwyth University staff are also being encouraged to volunteer for a range of roles at Bronglais Hospital following a request from the local Health Board.
In addition, a team from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences has taken all their supplies of PPE to Bronglais Hospital, while colleagues in the Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences are producing protective headgear and donating it to front-line health workers.
Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University says;
“I am pleased we are able to help the NHS and support the local community and wider region at this exceptionally challenging time. Our response is key to our civic mission; using our facilities, equipment and expertise to make effective contributions that have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives.”
A spokesperson from Hywel Dda Local Health Board added:
“We are very grateful to Aberystwyth University and other partner organisations for all support offered.”