Our main focus within simulation is to develop health care staff within the clinical field; however we are proud to showcase our developments within the community. As a team we encourage the development of skills, awareness and reduce anxiety associated with health care. So please take time to look at the various ways that we can help.


Our events

Teddy Bear Hospital

The Teddy Bear Hospital gives children the chance to learn how the hospital works through play. Children get to take along their poorly teddy bears to visit a mock hospital setting. The visit is to GP Surgery, MRI Scanner, and then the ward. The children get dressed up in gowns, masks and gloves to become mini doctors/nurses, before being observed administering oxygen, taking blood and chest examination using

stethoscope. This is an extremely popular event, where we invite local schools

Read News@Medway report (p12)

Behind the scenes

Members go ‘behind the scenes’ at hospital

As an NHS Foundation Trust it is important that our members have an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes, so in July we opened our hospital doors to them.

Our Simulation Department provided an insight into how our clinicians are trained using advanced, lifelike manikins, in a range of simulation scenarios. The Trust’s simulation staff work hard to provide high-quality, educational exercises for our clinicians, and members told us they were impressed to see this first-hand and by the levels of modern training on offer, which helps to improve experiences for our clinicians and patients.

Read News@Medway report (P20)


Life-saving skills on show in first ‘CPR’athon’

The Trust staged a ‘CPR’athon’ to help raise awareness and highlight the importance of life-saving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for ‘World Restart a Heart Day’. The inaugural event was held at Medway Maritime Hospital and included staff from different departments competing in teams over 10-minute rounds of continuous chest compressions using the latest hi-tech manikins. The teams were assessed by the technology built into the manikins, which measured the depth, rate and recoil of their CPR against the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, giving a final percentage of overall effectiveness.

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Leadership Programme

This programme is for leaders from all different industries in Medway. This allows for collaboration and networking. We facilitate a wide range of simulation settings for members to take part in, including a human factors session. This receives fantastic feedback:

“Session overall was very good. What made it for me was the passion and enthusiasm of the people running the different scenarios. As always very informative seeing how other organisations run and the issues and challenges they face.”

“Great working and development services here! Really enjoyed the day. Also thought about how we can use their communication method SBAR in our business. Also learnt skills – CPR and incident response.”

ThinkForward Programme

ThinkForward provides long-term, personalised coaching to young people in schools with

the highest risk of unemployment to enable them to transition into sustained work. Simulation allows a group of young people to experience the wide range of opportunities that are available within health care industry. We work with them to gain confidence within a simulated clinical setting, teaching skills such as CPR.

Career Development

Simulation has been widely involved with local recruitment events plus also working alongside Midkent College and Brompton Academy to help educate students interested in health and social care. Throughout these sessions we encourage specialist nursing staff to highlight the variety of careers available. We also teach some specialist skills to students such as human factors.



If you would like to discuss organising a community event with Medway NHS Foundation Trust, please contact our Community Engagement Officer:

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