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Improving standards to save lives

For the first time Gibraltar Health Authority staff attended an Advanced Life and Trauma Support course run by St George’s University Hospital.

Staff from St George’s travelled to Gibraltar to give the course, with this also marking a first for the UK hospital that has never given the course abroad.

As a result there were logistical challenges for the team who had to arrange for 18 boxes of medical equipment to be couriered to Gibraltar.

Clinical director Heather Jarman, senior simulation technician Andrew Sykes, clinical skills and simulation coordinator Robert Colson and consultant in emergency medicine Sivarajasingham Pakeerathan have organised and are leading on the course.

GHA clinical director for surgical services Peter Kovacs worked with the UK team to bring the course to fruition.

The Minister for Health Dr John Cortes toured the course based at the University of Gibraltar yesterday within its School of Health Studies.

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