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30 MAR 2017

ADP Nominated for Prestigious CENE Award

NHS simulation-based training facility shortlisted for Constructing Excellence Award

The Dinwoodie Assessment and Simulation Hub (DASH), designed by ADP, at the Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington, Northumberland, has been shortlisted for a Constructing Excellence North East award in the ‘Value’ category.

Equipped with the latest technology and life-like patient manikins, DASH provides advanced simulation-based training for healthcare professionals and medical students across the region. A ward on the first floor of the Wansbeck General Hospital was refurbished to provide the new facility, which is the largest of its kind in Northumberland.

Judges shortlisted projects that demonstrate the value of the facilities in use for owners and users. Simulation-based training is extensively used in the NHS to enable health professionals to practise and gain valuable experience on the most complex situations and procedures in life-like situations, in order to improve skills and patient safety.

The new facility has received praise from both the DASH managers and users alike, and in the first few months of the unit opening it has been fully booked every week. Departments within Northumbria Healthcare that have made use of the facility include Sunderland Paediatric department, The Royal College of Surgeons, and The Royal College of Medicine. The unit has also attracted interest from The Royal College of Medicine, Health Education and the European Trauma department.

Clinician, Dr Charlotte Bates said: “The ability to use different rooms for specific group work, together with the multifunctioning SIM room with technology that allows real-time viewing of simulations, and a play back facility, all lead to an unforgettable learning experience.”

ADP and the design team were hand-picked by project managers Turner and Townsend for their expertise and performance on previous schemes.

The winners will be announced on Friday 28th April 2017.

The DASH project has also been shortlisted for the RICS awards in the ‘Infrastructure’ category.

 


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