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Flexicare has a long standing history of working in partnership with clinicians and University Hospitals to develop new, innovative products, and supporting the ongoing education of students and clinicians, helping to create a better future for patients.

This partnership has just taken a major step forward with the launch of The Bill Mapleson Centre, a new State-of-Art Centre for medical training and product testing at Flexicare's HQ in South Wales.

Pictured: Professor Judith Hall and Professor Bill Mapleson try out the new Centre.

The Centre is named after the famous Professor Mapleson, who classified breathing systems in his British Journal of Anaesthesia paper in 1954 and went on to have significant achievements related to pharmacokinetics and ventilators.

At a major ceremony on 22nd May, Professor Mapleson was there to celebrate the opening in the presence of dignitaries such as the Health Minister, Mark Drayford, Cardiff University Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Elizabeth Treasure and Professor Judith Hall from Cardiff University School of Medicine, joined by over 100 guests.

Pictured: Professor Bill Mapleson and Health Minister, Mark Drakeford, unveil the plaque to the press.

The Bill Mapleson Centre will provide:

State-of-the-Art Laboratory Facilities for equipment development and independent testing in a purpose built physics laboratory.
Medical Training Space with a Clinical Simulation Suite for undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop anaesthesia and intensive care skills using state of the art simulators in a clinical environment.

The Centre will also provide continuous professional development and refresher training to the wider medical community, including General Practitioners and Dentists.

Having supported the first Simulation Centre in Cardiff University, Flexicare are proud to continue this partnership where industry and academia can work together for the benefits of improved patient care.

Images © Mike Hall, 2014