New Chorley Hospital unit opens for young people’s education

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A health education centre for youngsters has opened at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

Dubbed The LIFE, the Learning Inspirations for Future Employment Centre, it has been made available to other hospital and community healthcare operations across the region in a bid to “inspire, educate and support” a wide range of students.

Preston-based multi-disciplinary construction practice Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) was responsible for all of the project’s disciplines including architecture and interior design, project management; quantity surveying, and structural and M&E engineering.

Jackie Higham, widening participation manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “The aim of this widening participation facility is to highlight the importance of careers in the health sector, and inspire students to undertake a career within the NHS.

“I am thrilled that all of the hard work and development of the LIFE Centre has paid off. It is an absolutely brilliant facility which is going to make a huge difference to our community and provide young people with an opportunity to learn in a real life setting, which will really help to promote both clinical and non-clinical NHS careers.”