Town Deal: Health and Care Skills Academy

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A medical student checks the blood pressure of a dummy patient

The Health and Social Care Skills Academy is being developed with £1.25m of Town Deal investment to deliver a new training facility within University Hospital of Hartlepool. The skills facility will be owned and operated by North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education.

The academy will be a state-of-art health and social care training facility and one of only a handful in the country with purpose built medical simulation suite. The Academy with wide ranging pathways to access qualifications, will be focused around multiple fully-equipped rooms which replicate a range of environments that trainees will be working and training in, such as:

  • Acute care: including patient and clinical equipment simulators for training in maternity, general clinical skills, intensive care treatment, major incidents and trauma;
  • Specialist clinical procedures: including simulation for endoscopy
  • Community: including simulation of ‘at home’ health and social care scenarios such as community health, dementia care and child and vulnerable adult safeguarding

The academy will also have the ability to house a 6-bed training bay, two ICT suites, a trainee common room and several other flexible training and class rooms and be located in the former Ward 10 of the hospital, with the main capital investment from Town Deal funding the internal redevelopment and the provision of a range of simulation equipment required for each of the suites.

Latest news

  • Development of the Academy is underway and expected to be completed and open in 2024.
  • The Main Contractor has been appointed for the capital build and works begin imminently
  • Local Skills Improvement Funding has been secured by the NHS to support the delivery of the project
  • Business Development Manager appointed to grow the success of the project

A medical student checks the blood pressure of a dummy patient

The Health and Social Care Skills Academy is being developed with £1.25m of Town Deal investment to deliver a new training facility within University Hospital of Hartlepool. The skills facility will be owned and operated by North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education.

The academy will be a state-of-art health and social care training facility and one of only a handful in the country with purpose built medical simulation suite. The Academy with wide ranging pathways to access qualifications, will be focused around multiple fully-equipped rooms which replicate a range of environments that trainees will be working and training in, such as:

  • Acute care: including patient and clinical equipment simulators for training in maternity, general clinical skills, intensive care treatment, major incidents and trauma;
  • Specialist clinical procedures: including simulation for endoscopy
  • Community: including simulation of ‘at home’ health and social care scenarios such as community health, dementia care and child and vulnerable adult safeguarding

The academy will also have the ability to house a 6-bed training bay, two ICT suites, a trainee common room and several other flexible training and class rooms and be located in the former Ward 10 of the hospital, with the main capital investment from Town Deal funding the internal redevelopment and the provision of a range of simulation equipment required for each of the suites.

Latest news

  • Development of the Academy is underway and expected to be completed and open in 2024.
  • The Main Contractor has been appointed for the capital build and works begin imminently
  • Local Skills Improvement Funding has been secured by the NHS to support the delivery of the project
  • Business Development Manager appointed to grow the success of the project

Health and Care Centre of Excellence

Please feel free to ask the Team any questions about this exciting new training facility in the town.

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    Will there be teaching roles available? I am a qualified teacher educated to Master's level and would like to work closer to home.

    Susan asked 3 months ago

    Thanks you for your interest in the health and social care academy. The academy represents an exciting opportunity to train current and future health and social care staff in Hartlepool and across the Tees Valley. As we develop the academy, we will be looking to develop our faculty to support. All opportunities will be advertised via NHS jobs

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    What qualifications will be available to trainees at this centre? Will the qualifications be externally accredited to ensure recognition by other organisations?

    58smithy asked 12 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The Academy will provide a very wide range of accredited course under several core themes including 1. general public health courses targeted at community groups including Infection Prevention and Control, Food Hygiene/Healthy Eating and Introduction to Health and Care, 2. Resuscitation courses including Immediate Life Support, Paediatric Immediate Life Support and Advanced Life Support, and 3. Specialist qualifications Venepuncture,   Catheterisation, Basic Life Support, and Acute illness management for HCA's. In addition wide ranging apprenticeships will be offered to support the future Health and Care workforce, covering a wide range of qualification levels from level 2 qualifications to Level 5. More details will be provided on the Academy project page this summer about routes and availability to these courses.

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    Why are appointments given to old people who have joint pain for surgery. To attend a appointment that is NOT compulsory, to have to PAY for the journey, in Cold weather, as pensioner's, to listen to 3 THREE nurses tell them what they already know . As this is NOT their first joint replacement?. Bus Taxi Cost a lot for info that can be given after the op. And why are they told like me that they HAVE TO HAVE furniture and lots if visits from nurses after operation, even after they are told that it is not wanted?. With a response of ,YOU HAVE TO?. And why are Nurses not trained to show respect for older people, and not treat them like Children?.

    John Marshall asked over 1 year ago

    Hi John, apologies but we cant answer these questions related to appointments and care in the health service. HBC is partnering with the NHS and Hartlepool College of Further Education to create an Academy that will deliver new state of the art training facilities to increase the range of skills in the local workforce and crate new career opportunities for local people.

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    I would like to know what training facilities you provide, including stopping smoking and home visits please.

    27 asked over 1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for the question, this Academy facility will be providing state of the art simulation training including patient and clinical equipment simulators for training in maternity, general clinical skills, intensive care treatment, major incidents and trauma etc. If you're interested in areas such as the Stop Smoking Service more information can be found here https://www.hartlepoolnow.co.uk/organisations/32367-stop-smoking-service or emailing helping@hartlepool.gov.uk

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    Whilst training is essential when will HBC support the return of essential services including an Accident and Emergency facility?

    John Riddle asked over 2 years ago

    Decisions regarding facilities such as A&E provision are not within the scope of the Town Deal programme.

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