The Queen is coming to Hull! Here's what she'll be getting up to in the UK City of Culture on Thursday 16 November.
Her Royal Highness will arrive by train at Paragon Station to greet the dedicated City of Culture volunteers. After a short walk around the city centre, she will head down to the Siemens wind turbine blade factory to meet workers and watch a demonstration of the blade production line.
Next, Her Majesty will head down the University of Hull's brand new health campus to officially open a brand new facility.
The Allam Medical Building will transform the way we teach the next generation of health professionals, giving them the very best opportunities and training to deliver the healthcare of the future, and enhancing their student experience considerably, explains Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.
In recent years, our region has suffered from a shortage of vital doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. It is hoped that the £28million investment will enable Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull to further commit to improving the health and wellbeing of people in the local area, as well as shape the future of the healthcare sector.
A £7million donation was made by prominent East Yorkshire businessman and former student at the university, Dr. Assem Allam. This much-needed funding, along with the generosity of other key donors, has allowed the city to be at the forefront of health innovation.
It's a great honour to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to the University to open this truly outstanding facility, enthuses Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull. We are extremely proud of the vital contribution that our graduates and staff make to the health of the region, and this investment enables us to extend our impact through the delivery of pioneering teaching and research.
The Queen's visit is just one of many incredible successes enjoyed by the department during 2017. In fact, this summer the university saw the largest ever cohort of nursing graduates. With a plethora of specialisms, including learning disabilities, mental health and general adult care, these talented individuals are now set to take on jobs in the local health services.
Our ambition is to create new models of working. By providing the clinical skills areas and facilities that enable doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers to train together, we are moving closer to building the cohesive workforce required by the NHS to deliver the highest standard of healthcare in the region, adds Professor Jomeen.
We're certainly looking forward to seeing Queen Elizabeth in Hull and showing her how much has changed since her last visit in 2009.
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