The Mary Seacole Health Innovation Centre 

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Situated on Digby Stuart College, the Mary Seacole Health Innovation Centre is one of the most extensive, high quality, and integrated health education facilities for students in South London.

The brand-new multi-disciplinary facility provides a state-of-the-art space for students studying on a range of health care programmes, with a unique focus on primary and community health care.

The Centre is equipped with technology and equipment that will help enhance the learning, teaching, and assessment experience of all our students studying one of our allied health programmes; aiding to support the continued growth and diversification of the healthcare professions.


The state-of-the-art health innovation centre is led by technological advances in healthcare and offers a rich facility with the very best in simulated learning and access to higher education.  


The Mary Seacole Health Innovation Centre has been made possible and is supported by several external partners including: 

  • Croydon Health Services 
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals  
  • St George’s University Hospitals  
  • Kingston Hospital  
  • Sutton Health and Care  
  • Your Healthcare 
  • Central London Community Health 
  • Southwest London and St George’s Mental Health 
  • Surrey and Borders Partnership and CCGs 

Mary Seacole


Mary Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse, known for her feisty, fearless, and humorous traits who played a fundamental role supporting British soldiers during the Crimean War. 

Mary’s compassionate nature, dedication to supporting and encouraging people, and her passion for the use of evidence-based decision-making means that her values align well with that of the University of Roehampton. 

Mary resisted against social norms and fought to overcome barriers of age, race, and class to achieve her ambitions. Her ability to persevere during turbulent times and foster a sense of community are values we see amongst our healthcare students as they progress through their course. 

The Mary Seacole Health Innovation Centre bears a mural, painted by Alban Low, which portrays her likeness alongside images of her caring for British soldiers and the medals she received for doing so.