Students receive a check up from the Health Secretary
Friday 12 July 2013
The Secretary for Health met with healthcare staff and students at the University on Friday 12 July.
Una O’Brien CB, the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, dropped in on the University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences as part of a wider visit coordinated by Health Education West Midlands which also took in a tour of Coventry University Hospital.
Ms O’Brien, a recipient of an Honorary Degree from the University in 2011, met with nursing students and lecturers as well as staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service to gain an insight into healthcare training in the region before going on to visit University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, one of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the UK, to meet with newly qualified nurses, mentors and experienced staff and to look at the delivery of care at a local level.