The suite was opened by Chris Grant, Executive Medical Director and Maxine Power, Director of Quality, Innovation and Improvement and is designed to allow our paramedics and emergency medical technicians to practice, revalidate and be educated in new clinical skills/procedures in an environment that focuses on patient care and service delivery.
Consultant Paramedic for Cheshire Nick Sutcliffe said, “We have invested a significant amount of time and finance into the design of the Clinical Simulation Suite and I’m sure that both our teams and service users will see the benefit of such a facility. The educational sessions delivered within the suite will be informed by staff appraisals, learning identified at area learning forums, patient experience compliments and complaints, along with an element of a clinical contact time shift being spent in the room.
“We hope that our teams will see this as an opportunity to maintain and develop their clinical skills in a supportive environment.”
Chris Grant added, “Investing in our local areas is critical for staff training and development. This facility will be vital for west sector frontline teams coming together to share experiences in a purpose-built simulation room. We will continue to add technology into the room to ensure we can stream footage into and out of the room to teams remote from the site. Combining this space with the iPad technology and remote streaming brings new opportunities for individual and team learning and effectiveness. We are looking forward to hearing how teams and leaders use this space and technology creatively so that we can build this kind of facility across our trust.”