Naming a health hero

14 May 2024 12:20
Published by: Scott Callan

Game-changing: A CGI of the new £40m Institute of Medical Sciences building

THE University of Bolton has asked the local community to help name a state-of-the-art simulation suite in its new £40million Institute of Medical Sciences building.
People were invited to nominate ‘health heroes’ with a strong connection to Bolton who have done remarkable things to help or inspire others in the medical industry.
It could be a health worker who has gone above and beyond to deliver outstanding care, a fundraising champion, a dedicated volunteer worker, or an individual who has inspired others while on their own, personal health journey.
The simulation suite will be used to help train the next generation of health professionals at the Institute of Medical Sciences. The building itself is located on the site of the Royal Bolton Hospital and is due to open in September.
Once complete, the facility will deliver training to around 3,000 learners each year and will transform the way that nurses and other clinical care professionals are trained.
This will also include doctors, should the university be successful with its application for medical school status.
The deadline for nominations has now passed and all submissions are being reviewed by a panel of representatives from the University of Bolton, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, and Bolton Council.
Professor George Holmes, university president and vice chancellor, said: “The Institute of Medical Sciences is a project of national significance and will be seen as a flagship facility in healthcare training, so we thought it would be a fantastic way to honour a health hero in the Bolton community.
“We are incredibly proud of the community we serve and know there are some amazing stories of individuals who have gone above and beyond to help others. I look forward to reading the nominations.
“The Institute of Medical Sciences was awarded £20m of government Levelling Up Funding with the £20m remainder being funded by the university itself. It is the single biggest capital investment into healthcare in Bolton in decades.”

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