|The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) has helped fund an innovative Simulation Suite at the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH). The initiative ensures the hospital has access to the latest equipment and technology for paediatric training, while allowing doctors and medical teams to refine their skills in a controlled and safe environment. |
The suite includes a dedicated theatre, an emergency department cubicle, and a mobile unit that can be taken onto wards for training. A wide range of scenarios will be simulated in this facility, including diabetes complications, re-feeding syndrome in adolescents with anorexia or infants with malnutrition, and complications of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The Simulation Suite’s state of the art technology will also be open to teach current and future professionals from other hospitals in the wider Perth area.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation. It allows us to ensure the thousands of children from throughout Western Australia who are cared for at PCH every year receive the best possible care and treatment. From funding vital equipment to helping out with nutrition education related activities at the hospital, the Herbalife Nutrition team are key to helping us to transform the health and wellbeing of children,” said Carrick Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Shobie King, Vice President/ Sub-Regional General Manager, Southeast Asia, Herbalife Nutrition, expressed her excitement over the new Simulation Suite and congratulates the team on the opening of the new Hospital.
“The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation has been able to support this extremely worthwhile cause through our Casa Herbalife program, which provides grants to charitable organisations to ensure children receive healthy nutrition, nutrition education and the support of community volunteers. We are also proud to support the new Hospital’s Fun on Floor Suite, where nutrition-education programs and healthy active lifestyle activities supported by Herbalife Nutrition Employees and Members will be held in the near-future.”