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Simulation Suite exceeds 1,000 staff target

Thursday March 8, 2018

The Simulation Suite team in the trust’s Education Centres provided immersive training to more than 1,100 clinical colleagues in the six months to February 2018.

Simulation manager Julie Turner (pictured top) said: “Although many other hospital trusts have simulation suites, we are unique here at Western Sussex with the amount of specialities and multidisciplinary sessions that we run. We actively encourage doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to come together to work, as they would clinically, to treat the patient.”

The team was set an ambitious target of seeing more than 1,000 colleagues over six months, a target they exceeded by more than 10%.

Julie added: “I am extremely pleased that we have already reached our target in six months and look forward to next six months. Seeing how colleagues gain from simulation is great and knowing that this can then benefit them in practice is wonderful. With more and more specialties showing interest in simulation we are keen to support and develop what can be offered in the centres.”

From emergency situations to general patient care, the simulators allow staff to develop knowledge and skills that can then be implemented in clinical practice.

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