The University of Northampton is providing free rooms to house healthcare staff and patients to ease the pressure on the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.

300 vacant rooms at the Spencer Perceval halls in Boughton Green Road (pictured on the left) will be made available to hospital patients and those in social care that do not have the virus. This will free-up space for those who require oxygen or critical care during the current crisis.

The University has also made a similar arrangement with St. Andrew’s Healthcare, due to start in two weeks’ time.

Staff working on call at the nearby mental healthcare facility will have the choice of staying in a room at the Sunley Hotel at Waterside – or in one of 100 rooms in Bassett Lowke hall located at the University’s St. George’s Avenue site (pictured on the right).

Adaptive IT are working on both sites to ensure that the new inhabitants have the network connectivity they need in these unprecedented times.

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