COVID-19: London Met donates safety equipment to local hospital

The University has donated protective equipment from its Science Centre to the Whittington Hospital as the UK battles the novel coronavirus.

Date: 26 March 2020

London Metropolitan University has donated protective equipment to the Whittington Hospital, as part of its efforts to combat the novel coronavirus. Located in Upper Holloway, a short distance from London Met’s Holloway Road campus, the hospital provides community health services in the north London boroughs of Islington and Haringey.

The goggles and other equipment which form the donation come from London Met’s Science Centre, one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe.

The coronavirus outbreak is unprecedented in modern times, and many NHS trusts have reported shortages in safety equipment and PPE. London Met is one of many organisations which is donating its resources in an effort to mitigate the effects of the virus.

Sophie Cloutterbuck, Director of London Engagement at London Met, said: “We’re delighted to be able to give back to our local community by donating crucial equipment to keep London safe. In this unprecedented crisis, it’s important that we all come together to do our part. This donation is one way in which all of us at London Met can show our enormous gratitude for the exceptional work being done by our NHS.”

A scientist wearing safety glasses