UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park donates vital equipment to NHS staff

Posted on 15 April 2020 in News, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Students working in a science lab

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park staff and students have donated urgently needed personal protective equipment to the NHS.

The technical school has given 100 disposable aprons, 60 pairs of safety glasses, 20 pairs of goggles, seven boxes of gloves and one visor to Riverside Health Partnership, which has surgeries based in North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

Jessica Stevenson, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We have enormous respect for the work that NHS staff are doing in response to Covid-19 and are very proud to play our part in supporting them.”

She added: “We have strong connections with NHS employers as one of our technical specialisms is health sciences. In addition to providing personal protective equipment, some of our students are also working in residential care homes during the lockdown to help frontline staff in that sector.”

In a video message, posted on Twitter @riverside_hp, Dr Michael Ho, Senior Managing Partner of Riverside Health Partnership, thanked the UTC for its support. He said: “We are very busy in this pandemic. Your donations are so important to us and we want to thank you so much for your help.”