Simulation Suite launches at Salisbury District Hospital

Simulation Suite launches at Salisbury District Hospital

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 5:45am 12th July 2019.

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The NHS Foundation Trust have got some 'life-like' manikins for staff to practice on.

Salisbury has one of the only facilities in the country which provides clinical staff a 'realistic space in which to learn new techniques and practice existing ones.'

The manikins in there are supposed to be as life-like as possible, which may seem disturbing to the faint hearted.

Infant Manikin Salisbury District Hospital
An infant manikin

Each one represents a different life-stage of patients, from infancy to old-age.

They can even sweat, cry and even blink!

You may think we've spelled 'mannequin' wrong, but manikin is the term for a jointed model of the human body that's used in anatomy.


The suite provides an immersive training experience using leading-edge audio and visual technology.

It gives staff the chance to train and practice different clinical scenarios under real-life conditions in a safe environment.

Simulation Technician Salisbury District Hospital
The viewing room

There's also a viewing gallery so others can learn from demonstrations and a debriefing room with a video screen for staff to watch recordings of their training to discuss and learn from.

Salisbury District Hospital can now host regional training events for other hospitals and allied health providers within the local area.

Claire Levi, Clinical Simulation Lead, said:

"I am delighted with these improved facilities. The mission of the Trust is to provide outstanding care every time and to do this we must ensure our staff are properly trained.

"This new Simulation Suite allows the Trust to provide high-quality, formal training in a simulated clinical environment and at the point of care."

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