Scarborough Hospital’s postgraduate centre is now home to new training equipment thanks to funding of around £80,000 from the Deanery and the School of Paediatrics.
The new training equipment includes a portable ultrasound scanner which can be used to train medical staff across a range of specialties, including anaesthetics, surgery, acute, general and emergency medicine.
Two new wireless paediatric manikins have also been purchased which can be programmed to enact scenarios.
These manikins are very lifelike and help trainees to learn to manage patients in a realistic setting.
Ian Millard, clinical skills technical officer, has been in post for just over a year. His role is to maintain and monitor the equipment.
Ian explained: “We have recently introduced individual practice sessions on Thursday and Friday mornings.
“I am available to help set up equipment for individuals to practice on.
“Anyone can come and use these fantastic training facilities and equipment; qualified doctors, nurses, and health care assistants.
“We have compiled a list of all the equipment available including the new items. This is available upon request.” To contact Ian email email@example.com or call 368111 extension 2018.
The trust provides a range of acute hospital services for around 240,000 people living in and around Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby and Ryedale. It is also the largest employer in the area.