VITAL supplies of personal protective equipment have been provided to front line public health, social and community care workers in Dundee thanks to one of the city’s universities.

The University of Dundee gathered face masks, gloves and other key equipment to be used by council staff delivering vital services across the community.

The collection of the equipment from the various departments at the university by Professor Niamh Nic Daeid and Michael Marra, who are based in the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science.

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Nic Daeid said: “This was a combined effort across academic, technical and professional services staff supported by estates, security services and our students to gather and deliver this much needed equipment.”

And Marra added: “This is equipment that is used for services across the University but there is a more pressing need for it currently for those working in the community, to offer them what protection we can against coronavirus as they deliver vital services.”

The PPE was delivered to the council by Chris Cameron and Ali Cuthill from the university’s Estates and Campus Services.

A spokesperson for the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership said, “There is no question that this generous and thoughtful donation will help to protect lives.

“We are grateful to the University for this equipment which is supplementing the PPE already in use and is being pressed into service across the city.”

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