Angia Ruskin university has donated life-saving equipment to hospitals across Essex to help the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

The university has sent eight ventilators used for training, to hospitals in Southend, Basildon and Chelmsford.

Among other items delivered are four anaesthetic machines that can be used as temporary ventilators, nine cardiac monitoring devices, ten defibrillators and ten portable suction devices, which play an important role in the care of patients who are being ventilated.

It's also donated more than 20,000 disposable gloves,protective gowns and aprons, face masks and hand sanitiser.

A range of staff within the university have worked collaboratively with colleagues in Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group to respond to the challenges presented by the pandemic, ensuring that equipment from our skills labs is made available to clinical services where there is the greatest need.

Professor Nigel Harrison, Pro Vice Chancellor
The equipment was being used for training purposes on degree courses for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals at its Chelmsford campus. Credit: Anglia Ruskin University