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Canterbury College student volunteers for NHS in battle against Pandemic

In what was initially an effort to improve his CV, media student Dylan Hopkins-Hood has become a vital member of the team in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Today we spoke to Dylan about his role and experiences.

Though we have all recently had to adapt to new ways of thinking, working and socialising, some constants still remain, and improving students’ prospects after college is something our staff and students themselves continue to strive for, despite the current situation.

This desire to expand his skillset lead Dylan (Level 3, Games Development) to work, part-time, at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT). The KCHFT provide wide-ranging NHS care for people across Kent, East Sussex and London, in a range of settings including people’s own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units and in mobile units.

"I have been working for KCHFT as a temporary staff member since the beginning of January which seems to have become full time due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” explains Dylan, “I work as a Band 2 Administrator and have been collating stock reports of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from sites across East Kent, as well as putting together stock orders for sites in East and West Kent; all of which helps keep NHS staff safe as they work.

“In addition to this, I have also been supporting the input of treatment escalation plans for vulnerable people for East Kent Hospitals and Community Teams."

We are immensely proud of Dylan’s efforts and wish him luck with the rest of his time at the KCHFT.