First images of state-of-the-art nursing facilities at London’s new university campus
16 February 2021
New images of a state-of-the-art university campus, LSBU Croydon, which will train the next generation of nurses have been published for the first time.
LSBU Croydon will open in September 2021 with hi-tech labs and simulation facilities that replicate real-life wards to give students the skills they need to join the NHS and provide first-class care.
The new LSBU Croydon facilities will include:
State-of-the-art simulation space to replicate hospital wards, emergency rooms and critical care areas fitted with streaming facilities
18 bed replica ward with streaming facilities to enable students to learn the latest clinical skills
Teaching clinic for Chiropractic students with nine treatment spaces and a large rehabilitation area to treat members of public.
The new LSBU Croydon university campus will teach over 400 health and social care students including: 350 Adult Nursing students, 50 Mental Health Nursing students and 40 Chiropractic students.
LSBU (London South Bank University) currently has 3,500 nursing, allied health and social work students, with many working in clinical placements at 60 NHS Trusts across London and the South East, including Guy’s and St Thomas’, Barts and Great Ormond Street.
Professor Patrick Bailey, LSBU Provost, said,
“LSBU Croydon will feature state-of-the-art labs that replicate real-life wards to give our students the skills they need to join the NHS and provide first-class care to patients.
“LSBU Croydon will help the NHS deal with rising demand for health and social care and future pressures from COVID-19. Croydon’s first university campus will also play an important role in helping the NHS to tackle the severe shortage of nurses across London and the South East.”
The new LSBU Croydon campus will be based in a Grade II listed building, Electric House, in Croydon town centre. Until 2013 the Home Office was based at Electric House. With a £5billion investment programme, Croydon is becoming one of London's largest growth centres.