University of Lincoln Staff Support the NHS – and Appeal for Your Help

Manufacturing safety visors and producing ventilators are just some of the ways the University of Lincoln is helping tackle the global Coronavirus crisis.

Staff and students at the University are pulling out all the stops to help the healthcare workers in Lincolnshire as they face the unprecedented challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University’s School of Engineering is meeting an immediate need from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust by manufacturing safety visors and other safety equipment which can be deployed at Lincoln County Hospital. Staff are also working up plans to support the production of ventilators for very sick patients by 3D printing parts for machines.

A huge chunk of the money needed is being contributed by the University – and now, the public are called on to donate more funds via JustGiving to ensure that as many new pieces of equipment as possible can be created.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, said: “As a University we have a responsibility to serve the community in which we sit, and there has never been a more important time for us to step up and try to make a positive difference to the immense challenges faced by the health service in combating the COVID-19 virus.

“I am particularly proud of our engineering staff who are manufacturing safety visors and other equipment for use at Lincoln County Hospital.

“We are moving as quickly as we can to support our local community, and the University is contributing a large part of the cost needed to produce the equipment, but we are asking for your help to raise the remaining funds required. Any amount you can give matters; I know that together, we can make a difference, and I hope as many of you as possible can support our efforts.”

To contribute to the campaign, please visit the dedicated JustGiving page.