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Epsom College Offers Beds to NHS Critical Workers

Epsom College is offering its boarding houses to NHS staff working on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.

From today (3 April 2020),  we are providing 117 single-bed rooms to critical workers. The accommodation comes with on-site parking and is being offered free of charge.

Epsom General Hospital – just two miles from the College – has been tasked with managing the most seriously-ill patients locally, and will be ramping up its critical care provision in the coming weeks as the number of infections is expected to rise steeply.

Headmaster, Mr Jay Piggot, said: “During this period of uncertainty, we wish to help members of our local community in any way we can. The NHS staff working tirelessly on the front-line are selfless, courageous, professional and vulnerable; we hope that this provision will ease the tremendous pressure they are under at this time.

“Epsom College began life as the Royal Medical Foundation of Epsom College, looking after the widows and orphans of medical practitioners. It is important that we continue to care for those who care for us during times of hardship.”

The Headmaster has been in close contact with the Cabinet Office, local NHS Trusts and Epsom General Hospital who are coordinating efforts, but the College will also consider direct requests for support from NHS staff. Please direct initial enquiries to Mark Tobin, Director of Marketing, at mark.tobin@epsomcollege.org.uk