To provide outreach training to our colleagues located in regional and remote parts of NSW.
This training is primarily for teams working in 'one-doctor' towns, 'no doctor' towns, and district hospital staff from wards, operating theatres and emergency departments.
The HNE Simulation Centre can provide specialised skill training (e.g. Difficult Airway Management techniques for GP Anaesthetists) during these courses, however they are primarily inter professional team training courses focussing on communication, leadership, decision making and resource management.
In 2018, the HNE Simulation Centre team visited Kurri Kurri Hospital, Merriwa Multipurpose Service, Tomaree Community Hospital, Dungog Hospital and Gloucester Hospital. Together, these site visits provided training for 60 clinicans, including nurses, doctors and paramedics, from across Hunter New England Health Local Health District. These courses were sponsored by the John Hunter Hospital Trauma Service utilising Glencore funds to support registration fees for rural and remote participants.