ACT Opposition Backs Health Training Facility

ACT Opposition Backs Health Training Facility

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja

Liberals To Build Practical Health Training Facility

Victor P Taffa

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will establish a state-of-the-art health paramedic learning facility for Canberra’s health workforce.

Mr. Seselja said this facility would give future paramedics and nurses invaluable practical experience.

“A Canberra Liberals Government would provide $2 Million to refurbish existing space at the Australian Catholic University for a simulation-based training facility.”

“This would include human patient simulators and state-of-the-art recording and feedback systems to provide reflective learning through video playback.”

“There’s a shortage of paramedic training facilities in Canberra, due to the significant growth in enrolments in health courses. Our plan will get more health professionals in the workforce where they’re desperately needed.”

“The facility would be open to health students from the University of Canberra, Australian National University and Canberra Institute of Technology, and would have collaborative partnerships with government, hospitals and the ACT Ambulance Service.”

“This would also be a real asset to Canberra’s future health workforce, and a valuable training facility for existing health professionals.”

“Today’s commitment will enhance Canberra’s tertiary sector by allowing more students to study nursing and paramedicine, and it’s an important part of our plan to give Canberrans a better health system.” Mr. Seselja said.