A state-of-the-art facility offering medical staff the chance to test their skills on interactive manikins has opened.
The new medical simulation suite is based at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
It gives medical students, junior doctors, doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals the opportunity to to ‘try out’ their skills on the adult and infant life-sized anatomical models.
Jon Hossain, the deputy post-graduate dean for Yorkshire and the Humber, opened the suite in Lindley.
He said: “The simulation suite is a great benefit to the region.
“Simulation is at the heart of medical education and will help to improve the confidence and competence of trainees and health professionals in a realistic ward-based setting.
“The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of this innovation.”
The suite has been funded by the Trust’s own charitable funds.
It has also received contributions from Calderdale and Huddersfield Organ Donation Committee and Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.
Andy Lockey, consultant in emergency medicine and director of medical education at the Trust, said: “We are very proud of our new facility.
“Simulation is the closest a health professional can get to a real life situation and is an excellent way of helping them develop their practical skills, decision making and team work.”
The facility was described as an exciting development by Dr Ivor Kovic, senior fellow in emergency medicine and simulation.
He added: “We have state of the art equipment to make sure that trainees receive the best possible training so that we can maintain and improve patient safety.”