Training centre plan at hospital
A MEDICAL and clinical training academy could open at Royal Bolton Hospital in less than three years if a project led by Bolton College is successful in securing the funding.
The college is developing plans for a new centre to open by early 2021 with partners The University of Bolton; Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and Bolton council.
It has submitted a detailed business case bid for funding through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Skills Capital Fund, with the remaining money coming from the partnership.
If funding is given the green light by GMCA, the academy would deliver a huge boost to the borough, providing what a council report describes as ‘much needed vocational and technical training for local people’.