Queensland Health VR Project - 3year program

25 Headsets within 12 Hospitals/Care facilities in SouthWestern Queensland. Each nurse collaborating and learning through this project could be physiacally in the same room or >500kms apart. The true power of VR.

VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR THE SOUTH WEST TAKES OFF! The introduction of Virtual Reality (VR) training will be a game-changer for South West HHS staff, just as it is proving to be on the national and international stage. One VR solution currently being introduced is an integrated program to support interprofessional learning. “The South West HHS Learning and Development Team are committed to ongoing innovation in how employees best receive innovative training that minimises costs and maximises outcomes in the learning and work environment,” said Nursing Director, queensland, Leanne Raatz. VR integration and immersive learning solutions will help provide quality and accessible learning and development for all staff, providing a remote solution that brings us together. Our goal is to enhance learners experience by connecting both across the South West – and beyond – whilst making the mindful move to truly partner with our employees in the spirit of living our core values of Quality, Compassion, Accountability, Engagement and Adaptability”.

Meaningful remote capabilities

Recently, staff from Cunnamulla, Quilpie and Augathella linked into a session to experience the virtual training environment, working together, and communicating as a team. Early stages are currently underway to launch a virtual reality familiarisation process which is critical for success and will continue to be the trademark of our VR business. From here, Learning and Development will continually plan and initiate VR exposure opportunities through upcoming courses and development opportunities. Working in partnership with immersive technology experts in the field of Nursing, Bundle of Rays, our Learning and Development team is also taking their VR understanding to the next level, ensuring the team are fully trained and aware of all information and support required to ensure staff can confidently progress required layers of practice skills-based training. Watch this space for further updates regarding VR training in the coming months