Brighton and Sussex Medical School has donated thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
The school, which is jointly run by Sussex University and Brighton University, donated more than 1,000 gowns, several thousand gloves and more than 100 eye goggles.
A further 100 gowns, 1,000 gloves and eye goggles have been donated to a GP (general practice) surgery.
They were responding to urgent calls for assistance from the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex, and from the family doctors’ practice in Sussex.
The response follows an announcement last week that 16 Sussex University staff and students will act as bank staff at the NHS Diagnostics Lab at the Royal Sussex.
BSMS students will also be assisting by providing childcare to NHS staff working during the crisis.
Professor Claire Smith, head of anatomy at BSMS, said: “At such a difficult time, we must all look to how we can support our colleagues and donating much needed PPE was one way we could quickly help.”