East Grinstead’s Queen Victoria Hospital to provide virtual reality training

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Using virtual reality technology for medical training is a really exciting prospect
10 September 2020

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360 degree cameras and virtual reality headsets will enable trainees to benefit from the expertise of Queen Victoria Hospitals surgeons
Surgeons from East Grinstead’s Queen Victoria Hospital are using a first of its kind free virtual reality experience to take training to the next level.Increased use of technology and remote learning since the start of the pandemic and the difficulty of delivering face to face training has inspired them to create a unique learning experience for trainees in the UK and worldwide.The virtual reality experience makes you feel like you are right there in the operating theatre, without being anywhere near the hospital in East Grinstead, Sussex.Keith Altman, medical director at Queen Victoria Hospital, said: “Using virtual reality technology for medical training is a really exciting prospect and I am delighted that colleagues representing so many of our specialisms are able to get involved in this training event.”Despite Covid-19 it is important that as a training hospital we continue to be able to provide educational learning experiences to help train and develop the specialists of the future.”The …

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