Doctors and nurses from Wyong Hospital will run a pre-hospital training day for
Central Coast emergency services on Thursday 13 October.
NSW Ambulance, NSW Rural Fire Service, VRA Rescue NSW and Westpac Hunter
Retrieval Service will take part in a series of workshops and simulated emergency
scenarios with Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) staff at Charmhaven
Wyong Hospital Emergency Medicine Staff Specialist Dr Hemal Patel said it would be
an action-packed day, focussing on the pre-hospital care and transfer of critically
unwell patients to the Emergency Department (ED).
“I think it is going to be a pretty special day for multidisciplinary education,” he said.
“It is going to involve simulations with fires, helicopters and cutting cars to provide a
“It’s all about supporting the learning of new procedures and development of critical
thinking skills so we are better equipped in emergency situations.”
Dr Patel said the pre-hospital training aimed to promote better clinical collaboration
and cohesion between local emergency services, in order to provide safer care for
“A shared training experience like this has a range of benefits – firstly, it allows us all
to come together and share skills and knowledge,” he said.
“It also creates a close understanding of the different roles we play while building
relationships and fostering a sense of teamwork between local emergency services
and our ED staff.
“This ultimately leads to better, safer outcomes for our patients and the whole