All three NHS Lanarkshire acute hospitals have been renamed to reflect their new university status.
Thanks to a ground-breaking partnership between NHS Lanarkshire, the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) the hospitals are now University Hospital Hairmyres, University Hospital Monklands and University Hospital Wishaw.
Calum Campbell, NHS Lanarkshire Chief Executive, said:
“This is a further significant step towards our vision of creating a culture of academic excellence in NHS Lanarkshire. This will help deliver new and improved ways of working and will bring major benefits for patients and healthcare students alike. In addition, our staff will get the opportunity to work alongside world-leading academics to tackle key health challenges facing people in Lanarkshire.”
Professor Paul Martin CBE, Depute Principal of UWS, said:
“The University enjoys extremely close links with NHS Lanarkshire and this latest development will see us working even closer with colleagues at the Health Board for the benefit of healthcare in the region.”
Commenting on the University’s Strategic Partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, Karen Wilson, Dean of the University’s School of our School said:
“We are delighted to have an important partnership with NHS Lanarkshire. The University has close ties with Health Boards throughout Scotland and this partnership formalises the strong links we enjoy with this important organisation, which plays such a key role in the health and well-being of people throughout Lanarkshire.”
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