Established in 2006, the £24m Centre for Health Science is a state-ofthe- art facility based in Scotland's Highland Capital City, Inverness.
One of the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together the public, private and academic sectors, the Centre for Health Science is a focus for excellence in healthcare and biotechnology.
The multi-million pound centre was funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and is co-located with the region?s largest hospital, Raigmore, and LifeScan Scotland, a Johnson and Johnson company, and represents a major milestone in adding to the already significant cluster of health-science activity in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
FIVE TEACHING/TRAINING CENTRES:
Clinical Skills Centre:
Undergraduate Medical School:
NHS Education for Scotland:
Department of Nursing and Midwifery
TWO RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS:
Centre for Rural Health:
TWO NHS DEPARTMENTS:
HIGHLAND HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
CLINICAL RESEARCH FACILITY:
BUSINESS INCUBATION UNITS:
The Centre for Health Science was developed through a collaborative seven-way partnership between Highlands and Islands Enterprise, University of Stirling, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Highland, University of the Highlands and Islands, LifeScan Scotland and University of Aberdeen. The centre accommodates under one roof research, education, training, patient care and business development. The centre strives to encourage growth, interaction and innovation which in turn will achieve ?added value? through collaboration, knowledge transfer, improved clinical outcomes, publications and commercialisation.
To realise the centre?s potential the Centre for Health Science Company was formed. The company?s aim is to manage, promote and support the activities of the stakeholders at the centre. It is also responsible for raising awareness of the work being undertaken in the fields of health science and healthcare within the centre as well as identifying and developing opportunities for further growth including research and commercialisation. Plans for the future include an Institute for Primary Care and a Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research amongst others.
By providing excellent working spaces, the centre?s design maximises the social and collaborative objectives and encourages an atmosphere of innovative, inter-disciplinary thought. The many public spaces have been enhanced with an ambitious programme of contemporary art with works by Scottish artists permanently installed throughout. The café, ?street?, mezzanine area and outside courtyard in particular provide significant shared, open spaces that encourage the endeavour of exchanging ideas, sharing experiences and learning. With modern facilities, including an auditorium, lecture theatres and various seminar and meeting rooms, combined with state-of-the-art technology, the Centre for Health Science also offers an ideal venue for health-related meetings, events and conferences.
Whether you are working, studying or visiting, the Centre for Health Science provides an inspiring and innovative environment.
If you are interested in any aspect of the centre please contact
the Centre for Health Science company:
telephone: 01463 255000
or visit: www.centreforhealthscience.com
Added the 27 August 2009 in category Innovation UK Vol5-1