During the early stages of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Coventry University contributed human resources and materials to assist the NHS to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 202 student nurses, 174 nursing associate apprentices and 35 student midwives from across all campuses in Coventry, Scarborough and London were deployed in frontline roles in the NHS.
- 25 PhD students and research staff volunteered to help University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) with testing patients for COVID-19 while about 50 paramedic students worked with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to help bolster their numbers during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Manufactured over 5000 face shield headband frames and clear face visors and donated them to NHS Trusts and local public health groups.
- Loaned a DNA extraction machine to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) to help ramp the number of tests being done for COVID-19, and also reopened the main health professions teaching facility to train NHS stuff to be deployed in clinical settings.
For more information on how Coventry University is fighting against Covid, visit their website.