Construction of the £8.5 million Academic Centre began last winter is and on schedule to be operational by January 2018. Funded by the University of Buckingham, the building will be opened by HRH The Duke of Kent at an official ceremony in February 2018.
Our time-lapse video below shows the building taking shape
Planned resources include a suite of clinical skills simulation wards. Simulation training is increasingly used to introduce students and clinicians to new skills and techniques and the new Academic Centre will operate several wards where improved technical and non-technical skills will be taught in a controlled environment.
The building will also allow us to stream live video links of actual operations taking place in the hospital’s operating theatres. The building’s 150-seat lecture theatre also has the technology to stream presentations, debates and lectures directly to rooms and facilities throughout the building.
A Good Start!
To celebrate the start of construction of the Academic Centre, Milton Keynes University Hospital and the University of Buckingham sealed a joint Time Capsule containing messages and objects from staff and students for future generations to open in 100 year’s time.
Ideas for the contents came from across hospital departments - from an envelope signed ‘with love’ from the hospital's post room to a midwife’s ‘Trumpet’ stethoscope invented in the 18th century and a photograph of a baby born in the hospital on the day the capsule was sealed.
The time capsule will be displayed in the foyer of the Academic Centre for 100 years - and opened on
19th September 2116!