Anglia Ruskin welcomes Chief Nurse to new facility

Published: 21 April 2008 at 16:01

Professor Chris Beasley, Chief Nurse, Department of Health, visited Anglia Ruskin University’s Faculty of Health & Social Care, together with a group of colleagues from Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust including Ruth May, Chief Executive of Mid Essex Hospital Services.

Professor Beasley toured the Faculty’s new and dynamic William Harvey building and talked to practice and academic colleagues on Rivermead campus, Chelmsford about developments in nursing and allied health education.

She was able to see the new clinical skills facilities building and talked to students and staff engaged in a moving and handling session before going     on to a reception in the medical academic unit at Broomfield hospital.

Speaking about the visit, Ruth Jackson, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care, said:

“It was an honour to showcase the University’s latest Health & Social Care Facilities in the presence of Professor Beasley, Ruth May and her colleagues from Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust. She was very impressed by everything she saw and shared with us some of her varied experiences as a nurse, manager and policy maker.”

Professor Beasley began her nursing career in 1962 at the Royal London Hospital. She has held a wide range of nursing roles in hospitals and the community.

The Faculty offers a wide range of courses including Nursing and Midwifery, and Primary and Social Care. With over 8,000 students, and a budget of over £28m, it is now the largest graduate provider of health education in the East of England.

The Faculty of Health and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University has a purposeful and dynamic vision to improve the health and social care of the individuals and communities of Cambridgeshire and Essex through high  quality education, research and consultancy.