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Dr Michael Boyd, hospitalist, Dr Mary Webber hospitalist, Dr Peter Roberts Director of ED and Ms Kara Gasparini NUM of ED

The P.A. Cunningham Simulation Training Suite at Ryde has recently taken delivery of a young family in the shape of three new paediatric training manikins.

A generous donation by the Owen Miller Memorial Foundation provided the suite of a new born, a two-year-old and an eight-year-old child manikin, together with their supporting electronics, equipment and materials.

"The demographics at Ryde are changing, with more young families moving into the area," says emergency department director Dr Peter Roberts said.

"When children deteriorate, we need to be ready. And the best way to do that is to train with the people we usually work with.

"This donation provides a very welcome increase in our capacity to develop and host paediatric focused training workshops here at Ryde."