College Help NHS Teams With Vital PPE During Pandemic

Director of Health & Safety of Portsmouth College, Darren Sharkey, has reached out to Colleges across the country to help meet the demand of personal protective equipment needed by the NHS currently trying to battle the coronavirus pandemic that has hit the UK. 

Joining Portsmouth College in the donation of personal protective equipment include Barton Peveril College, St Vincent College, Havant & Southdowns College, Alton College, Brockhurst College and an independent business in Gosport. This community effort has inspired other Colleges around the country to deliver PPE to their nearest hospitals and community teams in the hope of easing the pressure on the NHS.

Over 1000 sets of eye protection, 1500 pairs of disposable gloves and 800 aprons have already been distributed to a local community NHS trust, with hundreds of face masks due to arrive in the coming days.

Simon Barrable, Principal of Portsmouth College, praised the initiative:

“This has been a fantastic effort by Darren and a great example of collaboration between a range of local colleges and businesses. The initiative continues to grow, so Darren will be collecting and delivering more vital Personal Protective Equipment over the coming days. I’m very proud that Portsmouth College is so actively involved in this effort to help the local NHS at this critical time.”

Are you a local business? If you have equipment that you can donate, please get in touch with us by emailing with the subject as ‘PPE’ or contact us via social media. 


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