It was a double celebration for staff and students at the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School as they welcomed Her Majesty The Queen and delighted in the opening of the Allam Medical Building, the heart of the University of Hull’s £28-million health campus.
Her Majesty was given a tour of the new Allam Medical Building, which has been designed to attract and develop the students and staff who will shape the healthcare workforce of the future. The tour highlighted how the University’s learning environment ensures graduates are fully prepared for clinical practice. On the simulated hospital ward, students performed bedside learning scenarios with patient mannequins and in the operating theatre a simulated procedure demonstrated how training in real life environment develops the skills and confidence required to transition into a clinical setting.
Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull, said: “It was a great honour to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to the University to celebrate this significant milestone in the University’s journey and the contribution that the Allam Medical Building, its staff and students will make to the health of the region.
“As nurses, doctors, midwives, operating theatre technicians and other clinicians dedicated to healthcare in this region, our graduates and staff are focused on providing the best possible care in our hospitals and out in the community. Our investment in the Allam Medical Building will also extend our impact on the region’s health through the pioneering research that will take place at its heart.”
The Allam Medical Building is transforming the way we teach the next generation of health professionals, giving them the very best opportunities and training to deliver the healthcare of the future, and enhancing their student experience considerably
Addressing critical healthcare challenges such as the shortage of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers across the region, the Allam Medical Building will increase the University’s capacity to deliver life-changing research by attracting academic expertise from across the UK and further afield.
Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, commented: “The Allam Medical Building is transforming the way we teach the next generation of health professionals, giving them the very best opportunities and training to deliver the healthcare of the future, and enhancing their student experience considerably. Our ambition is to create new models of working, and by providing the clinical skills areas and facilities that enable doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers to train together, we are moving closer to building the cohesive workforce required by the NHS to deliver the highest standard of healthcare in the region.”