Mobile clinical training program celebrates first anniversary
The Grampians region innovative mobile clinical skills training program, the SimVan, has celebrated its first anniversary of travelling the region teaching clinical skills and simulation learning events to other health services and expanded settings.
The SimVan is the first mobile clinical training environment of its type in Victoria. It is capable of delivering training to health professionals in small towns and remote areas using the latest high-tech equipment, including mobile video capture.
Since commencing operations in March 2013, the SimVan has delivered training to health facilities in a number of smaller towns in the Grampians Region including Kaniva, Nhill, Natimuk, Rainbow, Jeparit, Stawell and Woomelang along with Daylesford, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat.
In that time it has travelled 24,000 kilometres, delivered 147 clinical education sessions over 8,627 hours to 1,302 participants.
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BHS supports national Change Day
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) has joined other healthcare providers, community services and individuals across Australia today to mark the first Australian Change Day.
Change Day is an initiative that started in the UK and is designed to encourage healthcare services, staff, patients and others in the community to make a pledge to do one thing (or many things) to improve the health and wellbeing of others.
To mark the event, BHS has been encouraging staff and visitors to the Base Hospital to add a pledge to the Pledge Tree.
BHS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rowe, said the tree symbolised a growing commitment from staff, patients and the community to help improve healthcare outcomes in the community.
“As each pledge has been added to the tree it has been a symbol of people’s commitment to helping create a better, healthier and safer community.
“If you have not yet made a pledge for Change Day, I encourage everyone in our community to do so and help make a diffe ...
Free sessions to connect locals to advice and support services
Ballarat Health Services’ Direct2Care service will be holding a series of information sessions across the Grampians region during March to help residents connect with local advice and support services.
Direct2Care provides free advice and support to older people, their carers, family and friends about regional aged-care services. Where required, Direct2Care can also make referrals to other service providers or assist people to refer themselves to appropriate supports and services.
Direct2Care Team Leader, Karyn Doyle, said the service helps people who are unsure about what options, resources and services are available to them.
"People can phone our friendly staff and speak directly to an experienced support worker who can offer professional advice about a range of regional services, eligibility and how to access these services.
"Our experienced staff can work through each person’s unique situation, provide appropriate information and come up with workable ...
Car Park redevelopment
The Mair Street car park at the Base Hospital is closed to allow for construction of the new helipad and multi-storey car park.
As a result, there is very limited parking at the hospital site.
All patients and visitors are asked to allow extra time to locate a parking space, or make alternative arrangements such as public transport.
BHS apologises for any inconvenience caused during construction of this much needed and vital project.