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.
During Her Majesty’s visit, staff and students demonstrated the impressive facilities of the building, and how the nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and doctors of the future will all be able to work together. Ultimately, providing the skills and the cohesive approach which is at a premium in the NHS.
Sharon Land, a third-year adult nursing student, said:
“The way we can learn the essential clinical skills in this building is amazing. I first heard the sound of an emergency buzzer – which indicates a patient is going into cardiac arrest – when I was on my nursing placement. On the simulated ward, here at the University, first-year students now hear that in their first week. They can react, learn and become confident in their ability to deal with this situation – in a safe and nurturing environment. They will then be confident out on the wards – when it really matters.”
Christian Wake, a fifth-year medical student at Hull York Medical School, said:
“My career goal is to be a trauma surgeon so it was a privilege to have a role in the operating theatre during the Queen’s visit. I was surprised that I was quite nervous in the run-up but on the day, I focused on my role and was determined perform to the best of my ability. It was great to be a part of Her Majesty’s visit which is such a brilliant recognition of the teaching facilities but also the impact we can all have of the health of the region.”
Her Majesty The Queen performed the Opening Ceremony of the Allam Medical Building attended by 200 guests including staff, students and stakeholders from the region.
The investment in the health campus underlines the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School’s commitment to improving the health of people in the region and beyond. It is supported by a £7-million donation from alumnus and East Yorkshire businessman Dr Assem Allam, alongside other key donors.