BU ambulance adds touch of reality to paramedic training

Paramedic Science students at Bournemouth University will be training in the most realistic of environments as an ambulance has been donated by the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

The ambulance, which will be situated in the car park of Studland House, will be used to teach Paramedic Science students how to react and respond to emergency situations.

Martin Handford, Facilities Manager in the School of Health and Social Care, said β€œThis is a brilliant piece of equipment for the university and makes us one of the few universities in the country to have its own ambulance as a skills training centre. It will greatly enhance our students learning experience, giving them the most realistic skills environment to practice in.”

The ambulance is the latest in a series of equipment additions within the School of Health and Social Care and will give students the chance to hone their skills in realistic practice scenarios.

Martin Handford continued, “It shows the commitment of Bournemouth University in providing up to date skills training facilities and is a great addition to the 15 practice skills rooms that we already have.”

Pictured: Emma Church and Ian Mulhall, first year Paramedic Science students at Bournemouth University, Martin Handford, Ursula Rolfe, Programme Leader in Paramedic Sciences and Andrew Sanders, Fleet Engineer at South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust.