Yes, years in the planning and months under construction, we are so pleased and excited to have moved into what is so much more than an education centre.
Fitted out with the very latest equipment, we certainly believe we’ve created a world class centre of learning, capable of supporting people to deliver the best available end of life care wherever they are in the world. In St Christopher’s CARE, we feel we’ve also built a space the South East London community which we proudly serve, can call home.
So, while doctors and nurses from across the globe are watching a live stream on a new model of nursing, straight from the state-of-the-art lecture theatre, visitors can simultaneously enjoy viewing art exhibitions, participate in a book club or simply take some quiet time out in one of the many quiet and intimate spaces we’ve been sure to include.
The architects really have delivered on our dream of making St Christopher’s CARE a place that’s as much for clinicians as it is for home carers. Doctors, nurses and carers can all benefit from the high-tech Skills Lab in which we can demonstrate practical skills such as using a syringe driver or moving someone safely in a bed. With cameras fitted all around this space, we’ll be able to provide learners of all kinds with a truly immersive experience.
The building itself is a wonderful mix of big, open, light and airy welcoming spaces. With lots of glass, visitors will always feel close to the beautiful, landscaped garden too. There’s a planted roof which we hope will be an ideal spot for summer events too.
St Christopher’s CARE Lead, Jenny Fogarty, sums up the whole experience brilliantly: “It’s about creating a space for you to explore living with dying and loss. We’re committed to providing high quality learning opportunities for people wherever they are, whatever their background and whatever their previous learning experience.”
We’re now just desperate for the day (not too far away we hope) when we can welcome you all here to enjoy this fabulous facility.
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