07 January 2022

The funding will go towards the suite's simulation and immersive technologies, equipment for learning and teaching and the costs of physical and IT infrastructure work.

A planning application will be put forward to create a new extended entrance to the existing building for the new hub and building work needed. 

Professor Jane Perry, Dean of the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience, said,

This latest success helps to advance the plans for the new hospital and primary care training hub and support placement activity for students in HSB. Students will  follow a full holistic patient journey across health and social care, preparing them to be flexible and responsive in a changing healthcare arena."

The inter-professional simulation suite is equipped with augmented and virtual reality equipment and virtual placement software.

Earlier this year, UEL was the first university in Europe to install a simulation mannequin, SimMan 3G. The life-like mannequin is an advanced simulator, able to display neurological as well as physiological symptoms. It gives students, nurses and trauma specialists, among others, the chance to deal with high-pressure situations in a safe environment.

The inter-professional simulation suite area of the hub is due to open in January 2022 and will support the development of health and science courses in the school. Students from nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, public health, science,  physician associate and sport courses will all learn together to demonstrate where their roles support and complement the delivery of safe and effective healthcare.

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