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Sim family gives Chichester hospital’s team a healthy boost
2:20pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
This is the model family that is enabling NHS staff to receive the highest standards of training.
Staff at Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust can practice their skills on the fullrange of hi-tech simulation mannequins, following the latest purchases of two dummies, seven-year-old Hamish and Sim Mum.
The latest members of the Sim family – which range in price from £15,000 to £35,000 each – have been added to the extensive range of dummies at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.
Julie Turner, the clinical skills and simulation manager at the trust, said: “Using these modern mannequins to simulate genuine medical problems is a brilliant way of training people – it is not just our junior doctors who benefit, but also experienced doctors, consultants, nurses, theatre staff and other colleagues who may need to care for patients or support relatives.
“Having the whole family is invaluable in training both individuals and whole teams, providing a safe environment for people to learn and improve their skills.”
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