Ulster Hospital Gains Teaching Status

Speaking at the event, Mr Charlie Martyn, Trust Medical Director, said The Trust is delighted to accept this plaque which signifies strong links between the Trust and Queen’s University and formally recognises that the Ulster Hospital is a major teaching hospital. [caption id="attachment_25014" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Professor Sir Peter Gregson, QUB Vice Chancellor, Charlotte McArdle, Director of Primary Care, Older People & Executive Director of Nursing, South Eastern HSC Trust, Dr Ian Taylor,Undergraduate Clinical Sub-Dean, South Eastern HSC Trust, Professor Paddy Johnston, Dean of the School of Medicine, QUB Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Mr Charlie Martyn, Medical Director, South Eastern HSC Trust), Hugh McCaughey , Chief Executive of South Eastern HSC Trust, and Dr Craig Renfrew, Directof of Medical Education, South Eastern HSC Trust."][/caption] “The Trust would like to formally recognise the contribution of all medical staff in teaching students who ensure they receive high quality level education in providing medical care into the future. From a nursing perspective, Charlotte McArdle (Director of Primary Care, Older People & Nursing, South Eastern HSC Trust) further added,  “I am delighted that the Ulster Hospital has been officially conferred as a University Teaching Hospital.  This occasion marks the introduction of the Medical Sub-deanery in the Trust.  There are approximately 200 Queen’s nursing students in the Trust at any one time and they too will have an affiliation with and benefit from our status.  The promotion of integrated learning among healthcare professionals and team working were also discussed. Queen’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Peter Gregson said, “The creation of educational sub-deaneries and teaching hospitals provides an integrated framework which enables academics and clinicians to work together to deliver the highest standards of medical education. These developments also recognise Northern Ireland’s hospitals, such as the Ulster Hospital, which perform a critical role in delivering high-quality clinical placements for our students.” ]]>