A NEW high-tech facility to train student nurses is being launched in Wirral by the University of Chester.

The former Old Market House in Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, will be renamed Marriss House after Professor Dorothy Marriss, who was the first Dean of the university’s Faculty of Health and Social Care and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Chester University New Health and Social Care Faculty

The building will contain a fully-equipped skills laboratory, made to resemble a state-of-the-art hospital ward. This will include virtual reality equipment and offer the space and technology to allow student nurses to practice clinical skills before partaking in work experience at hospitals and in the community. It will also contain classrooms of various sizes, smaller rooms for group work and a fully-stocked library. 

Professor Angela Simpson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care, said; “We look forward to working closely with Wirral Metropolitan College to provide a seamless opportunity for students to progress from health and social care programmes into nursing and allied health professions. It is also an honour to recognise Professor Dorothy Marriss in this way, as she played such a significant role in developing the faculty.” 

Interested in doing a Health and Social Care course? Take a look at our courses https://www.wmc.ac.uk/16-18/courses/health-and-social-care or call 0151 551 7777 to speak to a Student Adviser. 



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