On March 10, a group of over 90 TROHPIQ and Hope4Health members had the opportunity to join us for our first Skills Day of the year. In two action-packed half day sessions, attendees were given a chance to get some hands on experience and try out new and valuable skills that are used every day in rural health care.
Stations on offer included suturing, venepuncture, plaster casting, airway management and basic life support. We were fortunate enough to have an incredible group of doctors and senior medical students who very kindly donated their time and expertise to ensure that this was a fantastic learning experience for the students. There were also some excellent entries to our Instragram competition – congratulations to the winners, and thank you to MIPS and the Co-op bookshop for sponsoring us with prizes on the day.
Overall, this was a fantastic start to our Skills Day program and we hope that TROHPIQ members will continue to enjoy Skills Day 2 & 3 later in the year!
~ Belinda, Skills Day Convenor
(Thank you to Belinda Burgess, Grace Boyd and Patrice Brennan for all their hard work organising this event).