Yukon Simulation Centre
The Yukon Hospital Foundation launched its fundraising campaign for the Yukon Simulation Centre in the fall of 2017 to raise $1 million needed to purchase equipment and create a designated suite inside the hospital. The foundation has already raised more than $850,000 towards the campaign and hopes community donors will help them reach the campaign goal by the end of 2019.
“We’re hoping the community realizes how important continuing educational opportunities are to staff and physicians, and how this will enhance healthcare in our community,” says Karen Forward, President of the Yukon Hospital Foundation. “The best way for staff to respond calmly in emergency situations is to be well-trained so they feel confident providing the best possible diagnosis and treatment outcomes.”
Research shows simulation training is equivalent to clinical training and can enhance the quality of care and improve patient safety.
“Our goal is to support our high-functioning teams and continue to deliver good patient outcomes. Having a safe place to practise together and train for real-time situations will help our staff and physicians achieve that.”