NHS Staff has thanked Preston North End for allowing the trust to use facilities at Deepdale for training.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trusts have been able to use the club’s ground free of charge to train staff.
Mark Wardman, Education, Training and Professional Development Manager, said:
“During Covid-19, using Deepdale’s facilities, we completed over 139 courses, training 840 staff. It’s a truly amazing achievement that couldn’t have been done without Preston North End and Heathcotes’ help.”
A spokesperson on behalf of Preston North End said:
“Offering the facilities at Deepdale to the incredible NHS staff was the least we could during the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic and it has been fantastic for us to be able to help the Trust deliver this essential training.
“It was a very generous offer to allow members of staff from both the football club and our caterers to receive life support training which will be invaluable to them, not only as individuals but also to all those attending events at Deepdale and in the wider community.
“As a club, we are very grateful for the training received and it has been a pleasure to work alongside the Trust throughout this difficult period.”