In partnership with Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, we have created the 'Anglia Ruskin Colchester Hospital ICENI Centre'. This world-class, training and research and development centre for laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is at Colchester General Hospital.
The ICENI Centre has lecture theatres and seminar rooms and is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and computers for simulating surgery, demonstrating operations and communicating with other hospitals in the UK and abroad.
Completed in December 2010, it is an inviting, modern, metal clad structure, with state of the art insulation and solar shading - a really good place to train or work in.
The Trust, which consists of Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital, is one of 16 partners in Anglia Ruskin University's Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI).
Professor Michael Thorne, our Vice Chancellor said: