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Kusuma Trust supports GHA in upskilling nurses

The Gibraltar Health Authority in conjunction with the Kusuma Trust has invested in upskilling critical care nurses.
Eight Registered Nurses who qualified locally have been selected to undertake this training.
The nurses include Gabriella Gilbert, Rahma Safouan, Michelle Gracia, Stephanie Golt, Rebecca Duarte, Kelly Callaghan, Gianna Ocana and Ardian Criado, who will be undertaking the advanced diploma in Adult Critical Care Nursing.
The course will be delivered at the GHA’s School of Health Studies with Northumbria University and will begin on October 27.
“The advanced Critical Care programme will afford eight of our current Critical Care Nurses an exciting opportunity to further develop their specialist knowledge and clinical decision making skills regarding advanced clinical management of patients with critical illness,” the Government said.
“In its ongoing programme to promote the standards of nursing care, the GHA are promoting forward practice at an advanced level.”
“The GHA have worked with Northumbria University in the past and looks forward to working with them again to embark on this challenging and intensive programme of studies.”
Director of Nursing and Ambulance services Sandie Gracia said the successful completion of
this highly acclaimed academic programme will ensure critical care nurses have the
quality assurance of advanced practitioners in a renowned specialist field of nursing.
The Minister for Health, Samantha Sacramento, called this an “important step” in the development of both GHS services and staff.
“The Gibraltar Health Authority greatly values the support of the Kusuma Trust in working alongside the Government in facilitating such positive developments in our investment in Health Care training and service development,” she said.
“The pressures of the pandemic and Brexit have demonstrated that as an organisation, the GHA has to be more self-sufficient and this training represents an opportunity to enhance the skills of our resident workforce in-house through the GHA’s School of Health Studies. I wish all participants much success as they commence their studies.”

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