Simbulance to be showcased at CarFest

The Simbulance and staff from South Central Ambulance Service

The Simbulance and staff from South Central Ambulance Service

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A ‘SIMBULANCE’ will be showcased for the first time at this weekend’s CarFest event.

The vehicle, a virtual classroom facility for staff at South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), will be open to those attending the festival at Laverstoke Park Farm.

Staff will show members of the public inside the Sim-bulance, which is normally used to recreate realistic medical situations inside an ambulance cabin. It contains ambulance equipment, manikins and audio-visual recording equipment.

Staff want children to bring along their Teddy bears to be assessed in the Simbulance so that they can get to know basic equipment and know what it’s like to be in an ambulance.

Helen Pocock, education manager for SCAS, said: “We’re really looking forward to showing people of all ages a variety of medical scenarios being simulated in a mobile setting.

“In the past, simulation has been restricted to labs or classrooms, but the Simbulance allows us to show types of medical situations that typically happen in an ambulance.”

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