Launch of St John's Hospital simulation suite

A life-like mannequin known as the “Sim Man” has been officially unveiled to boost training across NHS Lothian.

The model forms the centrepiece of the new state-of-the-art Simulation Suite in St John’s Hospital, which was launched in a special ceremony.

Dr Morag Bryce, Non-Executive Director of NHS Lothian, and Councillor John McGinty, Leader of West Lothian Council, cut the ribbon on the new facility.

The suite and the Sim Man will give doctors, nurses, anaesthetists and theatre staff the chance to participate in real-life scenarios and perfect their skills without posing a risk to patient safety.

Staff from all over NHS Lothian will have the chance to train in the dedicated suite.

Interview with Dr Rachel Edwards.

13/09/2012
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