Mayoral visit to the site of the future National Centre for Child Health Technology
Monday 04 July 2022
NIHR CYPMedTech are delighted that the new mayor for South Yorkshire, Oliver Coppard, recently visited Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to hear about plans for the creation of the National Centre for Child Health Technology (NCCHT).
He said: “10 years after London 2012, it’s amazing to see this genuinely world-leading facility thriving in our region, and I couldn’t be more excited to see that legacy build further.”
The visit follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to allow development to begin. Having recently received £8.8m of Levelling Up funding, and discussions taking place with several major private and public sector investment and research partnerships, it is fantastic to see such momentum and support for the NCCHT.
Being strategically placed in the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park (alongside other centres of excellence in this area, such as the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre), the NCCHT will address key national strategic priorities in child health, and accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative child health technologies.
It is hoped that building work on this exciting and world-leading centre will begin later this year.
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