GLASGOW Clyde College has cleared its campuses of medical equipment and PPE in order to donate them to the NHS.

A small number of staff members carried out a sweep of the college’s three campuses in order to locate supplies that would be of use in hospitals and for front line staff.

Resources normally used in the engineering, horticulture, construction, nursing and beauty departments were gathered and donated to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Jon Vincent, Principal of Glasgow Clyde College said: "We are honoured to be able to do our bit to help the NHS with two of its projects aimed at fighting coronavirus in Glasgow and the west of Scotland.

“It has truly been a whole college contribution to fighting this global pandemic, with equipment from a variety of our departments.

"I’d like to thank the staff who helped respond to this emergency, and we will continue to help in any way that we can.”

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is currently converting surgical wards into respiratory intensive care units, but with limited equipment to do so.

The college will also be donating 14 hospital beds normally used in the practical skills rooms to the NHS for use in the SEC field hospital currently under construction.

Items donated included: thermometers; six DynaMaps machines, which measure a patient's vital signs; blood pressure monitors; stethoscopes; surgical trollies; face masks; body suits; goggles; rubber gloves; aprons; antiseptic wipes; and sanitiser.