The education and training of staff is a high priority for the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


We recognise that our staff are the Trust’s most valuable asset and we are committed to providing relevant training and development to support them in delivering modern, high quality and responsive health care services. We also regard investment in every member of staff as important and we are confident that this investment assists recruitment and retention and increased morale across the Trust.


A multidisciplinary Education and Training Centre, which opened in June 2006, provides an excellent facility for staff to further their knowledge and skills in areas relating to their job roles and to their personal development.


We are committed to providing an excellent standard of customer service for both our internal and external customers and we have devised Customer Service Standards that we will strive to meet at all times.



Education and Training Centre Rooms and Facilities

The facilities available for use at the Education and Training Centre include; a clinical skills facility with purpose built facilities for moving, handling and resuscitation skills training, two IT training suites and six general training rooms.


All Training rooms are equipped with a range of audio visual equipment designed to meet all training and meeting requirements and room / table layout is extremely flexible.


The following rooms now have a live port for using the conference phone:


  • Training Room 1: Port 81
  • Training Room 2: Port 60
  • Training Room 6: Port 96


EDTC BuildingReceptionBreakout Area
Education and Training CentreReceptionBreakout Area
Retro CafeTraining Room 3IT Room
Retro CafeTraining Room 3IT Room


To make a room booking…

We are able to offer our rooms that are available 2 weeks in advance so should you require a room at short notice and we have capacity then we will be happy to confirm your booking.


Please read the terms and conditions below before making a booking 


Follow the instructions below to book a room


If you would like to book catering please use the forms below


Other Services and Facilities


The library computers offer access to the Hospital Intranet, Microsoft Office software, Meditech and NHSmail.


Internet access is only available – please speak to the Education and Training Admin Team.


Free WiFi available – ask the staff for the current password.


Additionally, the centre facilitates access to computers for training purposes. To book an IT training suite, contact IM&T on Ext. 5114.


Printing *

All visitors can use the library printing facilities.


Photocopying *

All users are expected to do their own photocopying from a stand-alone computer and to abide by Copyright.


Scanning *

All scanned documents are either emailed to the user and deleted from the library computer as soon as receipt has been confirmed, or transferred to an encrypted USB.


This service is offered by library staff only to conform with Copyright and Data Protection laws.


Binding and Laminating *

Users can bring their documents for binding to the library e.g. dissertations.


This service is offered by library staff only. The estimated process duration per document is 30 mins.


Stationery *

The library has a range of stationery items for sale.


Charges apply


Click here for more information about The Education and Training Centre Library.



Education and Training Centre Office

Tel: 01244 365844


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