New hospital training lab is officially open

Clinical Skills Open day at Scarborough Hospital. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114106'11/10/11
Clinical Skills Open day at Scarborough Hospital. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114106'11/10/11
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AN open day was held to celebrate the official opening of Scarborough Hospital’s £900,000 clinical skills training facility.

The event featured a presentation in the postgraduate centre and demonstrations of specialist training equipment.

The unit will give trainee doctors, nursing and other clinical staff the opportunity to test their skills as well as ensuring that experienced clinicians are kept up to date with the very latest treatment techniques.

The new building has replaced ageing training blocks previously housed in portable accommodation.

Eight large building modules were craned into place in May, directly above the existing Hull York Medical School (HYMS).

Replicating a clinical environment, from beds to complex medical equipment, it also features life-sized, computer-controlled mannequins which can simulate conditions such as heart attacks.

NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, the regional strategic health authority provided nearly £900,000 towards the project after the trust made a successful bid for funding.