Warrington Hospital opens Habab Education Centre in memory of much-loved colleague

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A new clinical education training facility at Warrington Hospital has been dedicated to nurse Joselito Habab (Jo) who sadly passed away last year during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The centre on the hospital’s Kendrick Wing was opened on Friday 10th December by Jo’s wife Michelle and son Dylan alongside the Mayor of Warrington Councillor Maureen Creaghan and Steve McGuirk, Chairman of Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals.

Jo was a committed and passionate nurse at the Trust for more than 18 years and was well-respected by his colleagues in Clinical Education and across the wider trust where he held a variety of roles including as a nurse within Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson said: “Naming this education centre after Jo feels like a fitting tribute to him and we are delighted that it will be part of his legacy here at WHH. Jo was a much valued and loved nurse who accomplished so very much in his profession here as a nurse, clinical educator, a colleague and a friend.

“Jo has had a lasting positive impact across the Trust through his commitment to supporting the development and training of colleagues for the benefit of our patients. I am pleased that this new education and training facility named in his memory will be a place of learning and great support to so many staff and students for years to come.”

The centre which is light and spacious with four training rooms including a new clinical skills drop-in lab for all staff and students to use. It will also improve access to clinical training for staff by enhancing the Trust’s overall training offer. The excellent facilities at the centre have been equipped with new manikins to support the latest methods of training delivery and will provide increased opportunities for clinical simulation exercises and technology-enhanced learning to improve the safety and effectiveness of clinical care. 

The development of the Habab Education Centre was made possible thanks to generous funding from Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ Charity and from NHS Charities Together.

Official opening of the Habab Education Centre: (pictured left to right) Mayoral Consort John Nunnerly, Warrington and Halton Hospitals Chairman Steve McGuirk, Mayor of Warrington Cllr Maureen Creaghan pictured with Jo’s son Dylan cutting the ribbon and Jo’s wife Michelle.