New Aneurin Bevan Practise Suite to celebrate NHS 60th anniversary
The School of Health Science at Swansea University is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the NHS by naming a new set of practise rooms the Aneurin Bevan Suite.
The suite will be launched at 11am on July 16, and will be officially opened by Rosemary Kennedy, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.
The Aneurin Bevan Suite, which contains 18 beds, simulation and cardiovascular technology, and an extensive array of clinical equipment, will be an extremely beneficial teaching aid for the lecturers and tutors who educate the School's nursing, midwifery, audiology, paramedic, clinical physiology and clinical technology students.
The facility will help them to develop the best health care practise skills in preparation for their practise placements and future employment.
Professor Melanie Jasper, Head of the School of Health Science, said: "The Aneurin Bevan Suite is a superb addition to the School of Health Science in Swansea and represents how we, as a School, support and complement the work of the NHS.
"The facilities are an excellent resource for all of our students, and will help us to work in partnership with the NHS to assist in developing the practical skills of health care professionals, and therefore promoting the quality of patient care."
Marie James, a lecturer in the Department of Nursing in the School of Health Science with a specific educational interest in teaching clinical skills, has assisted in establishing the Aneurin Bevan Suite.
She said: "The Aneurin Bevan Suite will provide students with the opportunity to work in a safe environment to develop appropriate clinical skills before applying them in practise.
"It is all about replicating a clinical ward area – so the students can work on their skills and techniques, gaining confidence and experience to enable them to provide excellent standards of patient care in practise.
"The School of Health Science is keen to ensure that appropriate investment is available to enhance the teaching and learning of practise skills for health care professional students who graduate from the School."
Building on academic excellence, the launch of the suite will be followed at midday by the annual presentation of the School's Pre-registration Nursing Award for Outstanding Scholarship, in memory of lecturer Margaret Perry.
This is awarded to the student nurse who has achieved the overall highest result and consistently performed throughout the duration of the three year nursing degree.
This year, mother-of-two Lynsey Gwilliam, now working as a qualified nurse at Singleton Hospital in Swansea, will be presented the award together with a cheque for £200 by Chief Nursing Officer, Rosemary Kennedy and the Head of the School of Health Science, Professor Melanie Jasper.
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