In Situ Clinical Training Centre officially open in Grand Falls
Grand Falls, May 2, 2016 – The In Situ Clinical Training Centre officially opened its’ doors today at the Grand Falls General Hospital.
The In Situ Clinical Training Centre, Latin for “in place”, is the first of its’ kind in Eastern Canada. It will provide teaching tools, Skill and competency training to health care teams in the Northwest Zone, offering accredited courses for health care professionals and managers.
« The In Situ Clinical Training Centre”, it’s a teaching concept that, in addition to being adapted to rural environments, calls all clinical communities towards a health care approach based on best practices. Training activities will be offered by and for the community resources”, stated Dr. Paul Ouellet, Doctor of Clinical Sciences and Respiratory Therapist.
“Training and clinical teaching needs, being delivered on site here, will allow all health care multidisciplinary teams in the area to play a central and continuing role. We also recognize the participation of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick through the stewardship of Dr. Zeeshan Aslam”, continued Dr. Ouellet.
$71 659.00, of which the Foundation of the Friends of the Grand Falls General Hospital contributed the amount of $50 230.00, was invested towards the Centre’s establishment.
“We now have an infrastructure, a training environment that will allow our clinical personnel to enhance their skill sets. This will most certainly result in the improvement of health care services in our region”, said Pierre Verret, Vitalité Health Network’s Vice-President of Human Resources.
From left to right: Dr. Marcel Martin, Professor in Surgery – Université de Sherbrooke; Chuck Chiasson, MLA for Victoria-La-Vallée; Pierre Verret, Vice-president of Human Resources for Vitalité Health Network; Nicole Labrie, Primary Care Manager – Northwest Zone; Dr Paul Ouellet, Doctor of Clinical Sciences and Respiratory Therapist; Pierre Bellefleur, President of the Foundation of the Friends of the Grand Falls General Hospital, Gilles Lanteigne, Vitalité Health Network President and CEO.