Health and Social Care Department donate PPE

20/04/2020 by Sinead Staunton

Newman University donates PPE

The Health and Social Care department at Newman University have donated valuable personal protective equipment (PPE) to ExtraCare, who manage numerous care homes throughout the UK.

The University responded to a plea from the company who asked for donations during the current coronavirus pandemic, as they were in urgent need of equipment to allow their staff to continue caring for over 4,500 people across the UK whilst remaining protected.

Bonnie Bullivant, Lecturer in Health and Social Care at the University, put plans into action to ensure that Newman University could help as best as possible. Bonnie was able to deliver hundreds of disposable aprons and gloves, as well as a number of bottles of antibacterial handwash to the ExtraCare facility in Coventry.

Many Health and Social Care students at the University are currently working within care home settings, Bonnie commented “Many of our students work in Care Homes, so we are acutely aware of the difficulties they face and thus wanted to respond to this request for help as soon as possible.”