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Safety goggles donation to NHS

The University has donated almost 1000 pairs of safety goggles to the NHS to help protect frontline health workers.

Faculty of Medical Sciences supports Newcastle's NHS Trust

Donating the protective equipment was the idea of Matthias Trost​, Professor of Proteomics. He has been leading the Faculty of Medical Sciences' support of the Newcastle's NHS Trust during the COVID19 crisis.

"Many frontline staff have asked for additional protective equipment. This equipment is very difficult to obtain at this moment of crisis. We are very happy that we can provide this equipment to protect the hardworking NHS staff," said Professor Trost.

A total of 943 goggles located

Tim Robson is Head of Infrastructure at the University's Faculty of Medical Sciences. To locate the items, Tim worked with three of the Faculty's Schools:

  • School of Medical Education
  • School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy

In the end, 943 pairs of goggles were located. These goggles would normally have been used in teaching.

The items were dropped off at the RVI by Shaun Hughes (pictured) from the University's Estates team earlier this week.

 "It feels good to know we've been able to do something which will help people working in the NHS during this really difficult time," said Tim.

Shaun Hughes from the University