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University Sets Up Safe Space For Royal Surrey’s Front-line NHS Heroes in Virus Fight

Published on: 31 Mar, 2020
Updated on: 31 Mar, 2020

The University of Surrey has set up safe office space and installed direct network lines in their Leggett Building for critical front-line NHS staff from the neighbouring Royal Surrey, so they can move out of their own offices in high-risk hospital areas.

Surrey University is making the Leggett Building on the campus available to critical front-line NHS staff.

RSCH staff will also be able to use more than 200 free car-park spaces at Bright Horizons Day Nursery and the Kate Granger Building near the hospital.

The university’s chief operating officer, Andy Chalklin, said: “In comparison to the extraordinary efforts being made and risks faced by NHS workers, including many of our own nursing and paramedic students and staff, this is only a small gesture of gratitude and solidarity.

“We are in detailed discussions with our partners in other organisations to make available many more of the resources and capabilities of the university to support the effort to combat Covid-19, including plans to offer our world-class teaching facilities to train NHS staff and some of our accommodation to house NHS staff close to the hospital.”

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