School of Health and Society 13.08.20

University of Salford clinics welcome first patients since lockdown

Following the news that University of Salford nursing students were the ‘first in the country’ to return to training on campus, this week has seen further students back in Salford to resume their studies. 

Physiotherapy and podiatry students have been some of the first to return, as part of a carefully managed approach which has seen students donning PPE and following relevant safety guidelines.

Yesterday (12 August) the doors were once again opened to the local community as the podiatry clinic welcomed back its first patients. 

Under the supervision of fully trained academic staff, the clinic gives students the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide a wide range of treatments.

The facility had been closed since lockdown began in March, but has now reopened following extensive work by the university staff to ensure things are as safe as possible for the students and their patients.

Jane McAdam, Director of Allied and Public Health at the university says: “All our processes have been reviewed to ensure the reopening is managed safely, and we will continue daily checks to see how things are going and allow us to make any adjustments needed.

“Welcoming members of our local community onto campus is a huge part of what we do here at Salford. It feels great to be able to get back to safely delivering that support to our patients, as well as providing the fantastic real-world experience that our students gain so much from. We look forward to continuing to welcome our students and patients back through August and September.”

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