Disaster Coordination Team, Training and Development Unit, Human Resources in partnership with Members of the Global Medical Response of Trinidad and Tobago (GMRTT), hosted an Internal Evacuation Team Training Programme. This training occurred on Monday 22nd January, 2018, at San Fernando Teaching Hospital, Level 3 Conference Room.

The development of an internal evacuation team is integral to enhancing our disaster readiness, response capabilities and provides the SWRHA with an internal first response mechanism to evacuate patients while we await the arrival of formal response agencies.

This programme thought our selected staff moving techniques using specialised equipment such as folding cots, wheelchairs, blackboards and stair chairs; basic fire safety; evacuation techniques and procedures and the layout of the San Fernando Medical Campus.

We say congratulations to the trainees as we, the SWRHA continue to work towards improving our evacuation capabilities and creating new strategies and systems that will enhance the quality of our patient care and stay at the SWRHA.