This summer, the University of Hull celebrated the graduation of its largest ever cohort of nursing graduates. These included general adult, learning disability, mental health and children's nurses – the majority of whom will take up positions within local health services and hospitals to fill the staffing shortfall.
Chris Long, Chief Executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, noted: “We already have an excellent working partnership with the University, which enables us to train and recruit highly-skilled staff. The Allam Medical Building represents the vision of the University and its partner organisations to create a world-class workforce that will be able to address challenges, innovate and develop new ways of working.
"Once again this year, our partnership has been very successful, and we made job offers to more than 160 students. Being able to train and then retain people locally is incredibly important to us, and to the communities that we serve.”
Critical to the provision of skilled graduates and leading innovative research in the areas of cancer and palliative care, the Hull York Medical School (as part of the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences) is housed within the Allam Medical Building.
Each year 140 doctors graduate from Hull York Medical School.
Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School, commented: “We are committed to teaching our medical students through a patient-centred approach, and the new facilities and ways of working will enable us to offer our students the opportunity to develop further their problem solving, clinical and communication skills.
“We are proud to be able to mark the occasion and to share an insight into the impact the Allam Medical Building will make to learning and research, and ultimately how this will affect the quality of life for people in our communities and beyond.”
At the official opening event, the University of Hull and the Faculty of Health Sciences will showcase how they are advancing patient care through research in areas such as cancer research, end of life care and perinatal mental illness, demonstrating how addressing the health needs of the region is leading to lasting change in the UK and beyond.