South Cleveland Heart Fund has handed over more than £20,000 to help revamp essential resuscitation equipment at The James Cook University Hospital.
The generous donation has been used to purchase resuscitation manikins which are used on a daily basis to provide all levels of life support training to 5,000 clinical staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as well as employees from external organisations.
Mark Chamberlain, a resuscitation officer at the Trust, said real time simulation in clinical areas helps prepare staff to manage unexpected events effectively:
“The new advanced paediatric manikins add another level of realism to these simulations which helps to submerse the participants in the event and allows them to practice both technical and non-technical skills.
“The equipment we use was becoming very dated with significant wear and tear, but this donation ensures we will have state-of-the art equipment to deliver high quality training for many years to come.”
Dr Adrian Davies, chairman of South Cleveland Heart Fund added: “Our committee unanimously agreed to purchase this equipment because of the vital teaching in cardiac resuscitation carried out to all staff in the Trust as well as lots of outside organisations.”