Daisy Hill Hospital Becomes ‘University Teaching Hospital’
02/11/2011Daisy Hill Hospital is now officially a ‘University Teaching Hospital.’ The title, in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, recognises the important contribution acute hospitals here make in providing high quality clinical placements to medical students.
Daisy Hill is one of seven acute hospitals in Northern Ireland which received the prestigious status last February.
The other hospitals are: Altnagelvin, Antrim Area, Causeway, Craigavon,
Erne and The Ulster. Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has also been designated as a ‘Queen’s University Hospital Campus’.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the new status Chief Executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Mairead McAlinden said: “The Trust is delighted to receive this formal recognition for our commitment to educating future doctors and giving them practical experience in a clinical setting.
“We work closely with Queens University to provide an essential part of the student doctor undergraduate programme. Our Senior Doctors must be commended for their dedication in supporting the Queens’ students. They set aside much of their time to undertake tutorials, lectures and mentoring and many of them have undertaken teacher training courses in order to fulfil this important role.”