New DG College Digital Healthcare Centre Nears Completion

Dumfries and Galloway College’s innovative new Digital Healthcare Centre is approaching the final stage of construction at its Dumfries campus.

Finishing touches are being made to the building and once paperwork has been received from Dumfries and Galloway Council the innovative new project will officially launch.

Part of the newly renamed Henry Duncan Innovation and Research Centre, the centre features a simulated care home modelled on a dementia-friendly care environment.

Cupboards and hobs in the kitchen are designed for lower level access, and an accessible hospital bed to help students train to help patients who are confined to bed.

The centre is also full of state-of-the-art communications technology to facilitate the learning experience; including microphones, a 9-screen tv wall, and workstation pods that allow students to live-link with their peers in Stranraer.

When it opens, the building will host classes in health and social care and students that will make use of the new technology and cutting-edge teaching methods to prepare students for careers in modern healthcare.

Dumfries and Galloway Principal, Joanna Campbell, said:

“Our new Digital Healthcare Centre is nearly ready to go and we’re genuinely excited to introduce this innovative new facility to the South of Scotland and Scottish further education more broadly.

“Our college is committed to ensuring that our local community has the skills, resources, and people to thrive and this new facility represents that commitment.

“The future of healthcare education in Scotland is bright and we at Dumfries and Galloway College will be leading the way from our centre.”

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