The CS MEN team was delighted to be at the official launch the new Mobile Skills Unit. Cabinet Secretary, Jeane Freeman OBE MSP unveiled her first plaque as Minister for Health and Sport as she opened the new MSU, accompanied by David Garbutt, NES Chair and Caroline Lamb, NES CEO as well as the Chair and CEO of NHS Forth Valley Alex Liston and Cathie McCowan respectively.
Our Associate Postgraduate Dean for Clinical Skills, Jean Ker, showed the Cabinet Secretary around the MSU taking her through the simulation journey for learners from the control room to the simulated immersive health care environment where a scenario involving a polytrauma in a patient with depressive illness was in progress. The scenario was run by a team of staff from FVRH led by Michael Moneypenny, Director, SCSCHF.
Following this a Launch Meeting opened by David Garbutt and Caroline Lamb was held in the Learning Centre at FVRH with over 40 delegates. The meeting started with a presentation by Jean Ker followed by presentations from a range of trainers and hosts on How the MSU has Supported the Development of the Use of Simulation for Skills Development across Scotland.
Elaine Mead, chair of the MSU Steering Group cut the cake and participants then broke into three groups for round table discussions before having tours of the new MSU.
Click here for a slideshow of the build of the new MSU.