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Originally a nineteenth century mill, the four floor Phoenix South West Building has been transformed into DHEZ.

It is a creative space packed with technology, designed to support health professionals, students, businesses and academics to work together, share knowledge and ideas, and conduct research.

Facilities include:

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Phlebotomy suite

The DHEZ Phlebotomy Suite supports University of Bradford students and academics, as well as providing high quality blood testing services to the local community.

An accredited Phlebotomy course

Our students have the opportunity to become fully qualified Phlebotomists whilst studying at the University of Bradford. Local Trusts indicate that there is a requirement for trained phlebotomists in the NHS, where waiting times for phlebotomy training for nurses and midwives are over 6 months.

The courses are available to the Bradford clinical community, providing phlebotomy training for healthcare providers in local hospitals, GP surgeries, health centres and private companies. They are also open to local people wishing to re-train as phlebotomists, providing the knowledge and hands-on experience required by employers.

Research support

The Phlebotomy Suite provides research support to our academic community, including consented blood samples for research projects. This activity is supported by existing resources based in the Faculty of Life Sciences, and provides access to material which can further support the development of clinical/applied research in Bradford.

Phlebotomy Room in DHEZ Academic, demonstrating the facility available for courses and business engagement

Pathology laboratory

The Pathology Laboratory supports the delivery of one of DHEZ themes: Digital Diagnostics. 

It provides space to support the development of our existing Digital Diagnostics Group and will also be developed to provide point-of-care (near patient testing) specialist training, research and development resource. 

This facility brings together primary and secondary care healthcare providers, academics and SMEs with an interest in holistic understanding of patients’ diagnostic pathway.  It also enhances the student experience, providing our students with a practical insight into how a research finding can be developed into a robust diagnostic test. Students gain experience of established and emerging point-of care tests - an important facet of delivering diagnostic services nearer to the patient.

The laboratory space also supports SME-Academic engagement to develop innovative diagnostic tests/devices.

Darren sugden working in the pathology laboratory in DHEZ

Tech House

Our Tech House/Living Lab facility offers digital health capabilities that are unique in the UK.

It is a two bedroom house built within the Phoenix South West Building. It's a perfect place to test digital health prototypes in a 'real life' environment for industry or the health sector. It can also deliver a more engaging learning experience for students.

Watch the 360 degree tour of the Tech House>>>

Exhibition Space

At the core of the Phoenix Building is a large public exhibition space. Research and educational exhibitions and events on topics related to long-term health conditions are run here throughout the year, and are open to the general public.

DHEZ uses these exhibitions to inform itself and others of the latest advancements in digital healthcare from around the world.

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Lecture Theatre

The DHEZ lecture theatre is centrally located in the atrium of the Phoenix Building. It can accommodate 30 - 40 guests, depending on the seating layout. It has a large format display screen for presenting. It can be used independently or in conjunction with other rooms to deliver events, exhibitions, conferences, and even as a waiting room for clinical studies and trials.

The room costs £150 per day or £100 per half day to hire during the week. Weekend events will also be considered. 

speaker with audience

DHEZ Venue Hire Terms and Conditions

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