Bright Hospital Op Shop helps create Clinical Learning Environment
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Bright Hospital Op Shop donates $150,000 towards clinical learning environment.

Group photo of Bright Op Shop and Alpine Health

Photo: Bright Hospital Op Shop committee, Alpine Institute staff and Alpine Health Board featured with “Alex” the high functioning interactive mannequin used for live education scenarios in the clinical learning environment. Alex has a pulse and breathes, and can talk and answer questions about how he is feeling. Alex can be programmed to exhibit low pressure, elevated heart rate and a number of other scenarios to give students a feel for live situations.

Left to Right: Nick Shaw – Alpine Institute Manager & Corporate Services Manager at Alpine Health, Dianna Burr - Trainer / Educator, Dave Price – President Bright Hospital Op Shop, Lois Matthews – Treasurer Bright Hospital Op Shop, Filipa Withers – Alpine Institute Training & Education Manager, Eileen Hunter – Bright Op Shop Committee, Cathy Lennon – Alpine Institute Trainer / Educator r, Barb Davey – Bright Op Shop Committee and former President, Christine Walker – Board Chair Alpine Health, Robyn Dayment  - Alpine Institute Trainer / Educator, Ian Richardson -– Bright Op Shop Committee.

Today marks the commencement of the 1st intake of the Alpine Institute Diploma of Nursing. The Alpine Institute Diploma of Nursing will deliver a local pathway into nursing, allowing our local people to stay in the area and receive a post-secondary nationally recognised qualification.

Alpine institute and Bright Hospital Op Shop have had a relationship since the inception of the Institute over 5 years ago, providing financial support to ensure the availability of facilities and equipment to meet industry standards including the redevelopment of the multipurpose room, upgraded computer equipment and first aid mannequins.

Bright Hospital Op Shop again answered Alpine Institutes request for support and donated $150,000 to the development of the clinical learning environment for Alpine Institute students to complete their studies. The clinical learning environment is used for the Diploma of Nursing but is also well utilized for international graduate nurse education, certificate III and IV based courses and ongoing staff training and education with a total of 500 students coming through in the next 12mths.

The Bright Hospital Op Shop contributes significantly to the work of the Alpine Institute and the development of the Alpine Health current and future workforce.

 

More Information

Nick Shaw - Corporate Services Manager

p: 03 5751 9356     m: 0458 384 344    nick.shaw@alpinehealth.org.au

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