UCD Sets Up Call Centre to Support HSE in the Fight Against COVID-19

UCD has set up a call centre to provide advice and test results to people who have been tested for COVID-19, and to trace the people they may have had physical contact with following infection.

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Located within the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science and established by Professor Patrick Wall and Professor Mary Codd of the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, the call centre is the first of its kind outside the HSE, and is staffed by HSE-trained volunteers from across the UCD community.

Doctors from the UCD staff are providing clinical and public health expertise onsite, with back-up support from Dr Greg Martin, Public Health Lead at the HSE.

Dr Conor Buggy, Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies and a volunteer at the UCD call centre tweeted: “We are all doing this to support our HSE and our country.”