Sir Ken Dodd education centre opens at hospital

A NEW education centre that will help to train and provide ongoing learning to cardiothoracic healthcare staff, has been officially opened at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH).

The new Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge and Education Centre was formally opened by Lady Anne Dodd after their generous ongoing support of the hospital over many years.

Featuring library facilities where staff and students can study, undertake research and stay up to date with the latest clinical knowledge, as well as dedicated training areas, the centre will be an invaluable space for medical and nursing students and other trainees, clinical staff as well as education partners. 

Dr James Greenwood, Director of Medical Education and Consultant Respiratory and Critical Care Physician at LHCH, said: “We are delighted to open our new knowledge and education centre.

“Thanks to the very generous support of Lady Dodd, as well as LHCH Charity, current and future generations of staff and students now have access to the very best knowledge, learning and training facilities.”

Jane Tomkinson, Chief Executive at LHCH, said: “Sir Ken was much-loved by the people of Liverpool, and brought happiness, laughter and smiles wherever he went, even as a patient in hospital – including here at LHCH.

“We also know how much Lady Dodd and Sir Ken have valued the work of the NHS and hospital staff. It is therefore fitting to be able to name this new education and training facility, which will be a place of learning and great support to so many staff and students, in memory of him.”