On June 30th, 2020 an interactive paediatric simulator was delivered to the Paediatric department of Faro Hospital (CHUA- Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve). Rotary Club Estoi Palace International was delighted to be a contributor to this excellent initiative. The cost of the simulator was almost 25.000 and this was raised by contributions from Faro and Moncarapacho Councils, the Rotary Clubs of Albufeira, Almancil, Estoi, Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Olhao and Tavira plus individual rotarian donators.
Present at the handover ceremony were Dr Carlos Baia, Representing Faro Camâra, Dr Maio, Director of the Hospital Paediatric Department, and Mara Duarte, Rotary Governor for District 1960.
Isabel Gonçalves, President of Rotary Club of Faro, who initiated the project, expressed her emotions, through a poem that she read to the assistance team.
This equipment will meet the education and training needs of healthcare providers, such as nurses, students and first aid assistants. It is a realistic unisex mannequin, the size of a teenager, equipped with software for training in life saving skills, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiovascular life support, traumas, first aid following an accident and child abuse awareness. It includes intubation and defibrillation capabilities, monitoring blood pressure and pulse etc. It will be instrumental in life saving training.