The simulation suites, located at the University’s Mary Seacole building, will provide students with a realistic setting to train and develop their skills.
Each suite is equipped to look like a hospital, with human-like simulators being used as patients which can ‘speak’ through a microphone controller, as well as blink and sweat.
Interim Dean of the University of Salford’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, Brian Boag said: “We are the biggest training provider of nurses and midwives in the North West and these ground-breaking facilities will provide a real benefit for the area, enabling us to give the best possible training for students who will go out and perform a service in hospitals around the region.”
The midwifery suite is also equipped with a pool where water births can be simulated, with areas posing as neonatal and postnatal units.
All equipment and furniture for the £1.7 million training suites have been purchased from NHS suppliers.
The suites will give students practical training, before they go onto placements in hospitals around the Greater Manchester region.
The training facilities were opened by Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall, on Wednesday 27 July 2016, as part of a wider celebration of midwifery, nursing and psychotherapy at the University of Salford.
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