Staff and students at North East Scotland College (Nescol) have banded together to help support the NHS as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of 17 students from the college’s care faculty have all signed up as volunteers with NHS Grampian, after the health board appealed for individuals with relevant skills, knowledge and experience who could lend a hand.
And staff have been using the college’s 3D printers to produce visors to help increase the supply of personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers.
Gloves, safety glasses, aprons and masks have also been gathered up from Nescol’s three main campuses and donated to the NHS.
Neil Cowie, principal of Nescol, said: “We have tremendous admiration for the work being done by frontline workers and are committed to supporting the response in the region in any way we can.
“The students who have taken the decision to offer their services at a time when resources in the care and health sectors are under such strain are to be commended.
“They will provide valuable additional resource and the contribution of all of our volunteers, both students and staff, in many different capacities, is something the college takes great pride in.
“We are also pleased to have been able to utilise the technology and expertise we have at Nescol to join the PPE manufacturing effort.
“Staff have shown great determination and innovation and that is reflective of the spirit we are seeing across the college during these challenging times.”
Nescol is continuing to deliver online learning to students while the college’s buildings are closed.