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Ambulance simulation facilities

Teaching is set to commence at our Bournemouth Gateway Building in 2021, bringing a wide range of new equipment and facilities – including a new ambulance simulation suite.

On this page, we detail both the forthcoming ambulance simulation facilities and the current facilities on our Lansdowne Campus.


Bournemouth Gateway Building ambulance simulation suite

We have a purpose-built ambulance simulation suite within the new building, providing a realistic teaching and practice environment for our Paramedic Science students. 

The space is the same size as the inside of an ambulance, with all the same equipment you would expect to find in a vehicle used by the ambulance service, including a simulated defibrillator. By spending time practising your skills in this environment, you will get used to the lack of space and the location of equipment, making your transition to your placements that bit easier.

The simulation suite allows for practical exercises that deal with the whole scenario – from responding to the emergency incident, to treating and moving the patient into the ambulance, and the journey to hospital. Then, finally, the scene outside the ambulance suite changes to allow for the handover scenario at a hospital. 

These images are computer generated and are indicative of the final rooms. The precise equipment may differ from the illustration. 

Studland House ambulance

The  following visuals show our pre-existing facilities in Studland House, on our Lansdowne Campus. The South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust donated an ambulance to us, providing a realistic teaching and practice environment for our paramedic science students. 

It is a fully-functioning ambulance, with all the same equipment you would expect to find in a vehicle used by the ambulance service. This ambulance is parked in the car park at Studland House on our Lansdowne Campus – it is not maintained for use on the roads.