About Us

Our facilities are based in the Trust Headquarters and Education Centre at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and the Oakwell Centre at Dewsbury & District Hospital.

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Mission statement

Led by the Director of Medical Education, Dr Andrew Jackson, our responsibility is to fulfil the requirements of the educational contract between the Trust, Health Education England (Yorkshire and the Humber) and the medical schools of Leeds and Sheffield universities.

We do this by ensuring that junior doctors and medical students are educated, trained and motivated to play their part in a first class, modern health service. Through education we aim to improve the quality of patient care.

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Education Centre, Pinderfields Hospital

Housed in the Trust Headquarters and Education Centre, a purpose built Centre providing multidisciplinary education, training, conference, meeting and exhibition facilities.

Opened in 2011 the Education Centre is designed to welcome those with special needs and provides disabled toilets, baby changing and a lift to all floors. A light and airy atmosphere welcomes users to our seven Seminar Rooms, accommodating groups of 12 to 30 people with a number of rooms having flexible partitions to enable larger groups and exhibitions to be considered.

The Seminar Rooms are housed on the ground floor along with a 170 seated ‘cinema’ style tiered Lecture Theatre with state-of-the-art projection facilities, including triple projection and video conferencing controlled by a computerised lectern.

The Lecture Theatre is also fitted with hearing loops. All our rooms are well equipped with audiovisual equipment which provides projection facilities with interactive whiteboards, flipcharts, and a mobile video conferencing unit. A number of our rooms are equipped with built-in recording equipment.

An Audiovisual Technician can be arranged to help with all your technical requirements. He can offer you advice and provide suitable equipment giving you the best solution to meet your needs.

We always aim to be as flexible as possible and would welcome the opportunity to arrange for you to visit the Centre prior to your meeting to discuss your individual requirements.

Oakwell Centre, Dewsbury and District Hospital

The Oakwell Centre for Learning and Development is a modern, multi-disciplinary training / conference / meeting facility with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment (PC or laptop and LCD projector in every room, PACS facility, videoconferencing facilities, wireless access). The Centre’s décor and furnishings are maintained to a high standard and a team of friendly staff are on hand to assist with your event. Room bookings are made via the receptionist, who will also book any hospitality required for your event after discussion regarding menus, dietary requirements, budget etc.

The following rooms are available for use within the Centre:

  • 1 Lecture Theatre, accommodating 80 people
  • 1 Large Seminar Room, accommodating 40 people
  • 6 Seminar Rooms of various sizes, available for booking individually or collectively where syndicate rooms are required
  • 1 Clinical Skills Laboratory – primarily used for all the Undergraduate teaching
  • 1 IT training room (bookings for this are made via the IT training team).

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