Marlborough College offers to support local NHS
As soon as Marlborough College moved to an online teaching environment last week and pupils returned home, the College offered its medical facilities to the Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership via Dr Jenny Campbell.
Dr Campbell said: “The College were in touch quickly offering any assistance. We agreed that the best way to help would be to distribute the College’s medical equipment to colleagues on the ambulance service and to send the oxygen tanks to George Lane Surgery.”
The College’s paramedic team have redeployed their time to work for paramedic services in Wiltshire and beyond. Other members of the Medical Centre team are working in Urgent Care at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and with the Ambulance Service.
Although Marlborough College also offered its boarding facilities to hospital key workers, it is not situated close enough to Great Western Hospital for that to be practical.
Dr Campbell added “the College has offered every support and it is good to know that we can call on them further should the need arise.”