The brand new £521,000 education centre at St Helier Hospital was officially opened recently by special guest Professor Martin Rossor from The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.
The centre features a brand new library (complete with an extensive collection medical journals and textbooks) and a suite of purpose built rooms, all kitted out with brand new ICT equipment. This includes: HD projectors, fully equipped ICT suites, VR headsets, classrooms with sound-proofing for flexible use of space, a brand new lecture theatre and an ID-card based security system (allowing for secure out of hours access).
Following some opening speeches from both the guests and members of the Trust, the group moved on to a tour of the facility, which showcased the different services that the centre has to offer and the facilities that are available. This included a CPR demonstration from one of the team (putting Professor Rossor’s CPR skills to the test!) and a demonstration of some NHS endorsed educational board games. After the demonstration, the tour moved on to the Hirson Library and e-learning suites, with a chance to look at the fantastic classrooms.
Joint Medical Director, James Marsh said: “The new centre has a great range of resources and facilities available, including brand new ICT equipment and fresh, clean, comfortable classrooms and study space, packed with books and journals on a whole range of medical topics. This means we can provide a first class education facility to our trainee doctors, ensuring that they get their careers off to a fantastic start and feel confident in their ability to join the ranks with their senior colleagues when they finish their training.”