The simulation suite will consist of a ward environment encompassing a two-bed ward, an isolation suite (with en suite) and a utility area, where bedside equipment, such as IV stands and commodes, are cleaned. There will also be a seminar area where presentations can be hosted (virtual webinars or face-to-face education)
LSI Architects have designed a state of the art training facility for Infection prevention and control specialist GAMA Healthcare that simulates a live Hospital environment to enable them to offer “bespoke” training for NHS nurses and other health professionals working in infection prevention and control.
GAMA Healthcare are soon to move into a brand-new 20,000 sq ft workspace in Hemel Hempstead, which incorporates the new world-class hospital training suite. GAMA Healthcare has already trained over 32,000 NHS healthcare professionals free of charge since 2016 and hopes to reach a further 10,000 NHS staff in 2021.
The simulation suite will consist of a ward environment encompassing a two-bed ward, an isolation suite (with en suite) and a utility area, where bedside equipment, such as IV stands and commodes, are cleaned. There will also be a seminar area where presentations can be hosted (virtual webinars or face-to-face education).
With GAMA Healthcare also having recently expanded its hospital hygiene offering the training facility provides the perfect environment to host demonstrations and allow NHS staff the chance to assemble or program the technologies, troubleshooting any concerns or queries on-site with the trainers. GAMA Healthcare Co-founder and Managing Director, Dr Guy Braverman, “GAMA Healthcare is founded by two ex-NHS doctors and we know first-hand the demands facing everyone who works within the NHS, but particularly infection control, to continually improve quality. There is a definite need for continued learning provided and led by specialists in that area, which is why we’re investing in our new training suite.”
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome NHS staff working in infection prevention and control into our training suite this year. Not only has GAMA Healthcare provided healthcare training for over a decade; between myself and the other Clinical Directors, with nearly 100 years combined IPC experience, sharing knowledge and skills both in the UK and abroad makes the clinical team a valuable resource when it comes to healthcare professional education,” comments Yvonne Carter, Clinical Director at GAMA Healthcare, “Our training can be bespoke and developed to answer particular clinical challenges. Whether a team is battling a C. diff outbreak or a ward team wishing to learn about aseptic dressing techniques; we can develop a specific session.”
“Having completed over 600 projects in the healthcare sector, we’ve applied our extensive experience of designing healthcare environments to create a room that effectively simulates a live hospital environment, providing all of the spaces that would need regular, effective cleaning.” Commented David Andrews, Director at LSI Architects.
The state of the art training facility is expected to open in February 2021.