Bangor University responding to the challenge
Bangor University is currently doing several different things to help the Health Service and the local community respond to the current Coronavirus crisis.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Iwan Davies, said: "This is a very difficult time, and as well as continuing to educate students online, we have been responding directly to support the front line as they deal with the crisis.”
Amongst the steps being carried out by the University are:
Collecting suitable PPE for the NHS.
Using our Halls of Residence as accommodation for NHS staff.
Research into the extent of Covid-19 transmission into waste treatment facilities.
Made available specialist laboratory equipment to analyse samples.
Providing up-skilling training in critical care for NHS staff.
Make available facilities for blood donation.
Promoting volunteering amongst staff and students.
Work with partners across North Wales to produce visors for health service staff using 3D printing methods.
Canolfan Brailsford, the University's leisure centre, will be converted into a temporary hospital to provide beds for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
Professor Davies added: "We will continue to work with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and other partners over the coming weeks and months as we all rise to this significant challenge."
Publication date: 1 April 2020