New paramedic student suite opened by Deputy Health Minister

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Swansea University’s new Paramedic Science Practice Suite was opened today (27 November 2015) by the Deputy Minister for Health, Vaughan Gething AM.

Paramedic Suite - official opening









Pictured (from left to right): Rebecca Chalk, Lisa O’Sullivan, Vaughan Gething AM, Professor Ceri Phillips, Robert Fettah, and Amy Houston. 

The new suite at the University’s College of Human and Health Sciences will give students studying Paramedic Science courses, a state of the art facility with teaching spaces and practical learning stations.

Mr Gething said: “This year the Welsh Government funded an extra 58 paramedic training places, a significant increase. We are committed to training the next generation of health professionals to meet the needs of patients across Wales, and this new suite provides state-of-the-art facilities to develop our trainee paramedics”.

Professor Ceri Phillips, Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences, added: “This event represents the accumulation of many years of effort and energy by our paramedic staff to provide students with a quality educational experience that equips them for the key roles that they fulfil within the health service. It also marks the commencement of a new, significant phase of expanded paramedic education within Wales and the UK, building on the confidence placed in us by NHS Wales Workforce Education and Development Services - the commissioners of health professionals’ education in Wales – to develop paramedics that will be major contributors to the health service of the future”.