Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has launched a state-of-the-art medical training facility at Liverpool Hospital.

Run by UNSW Medicine, the Ingham Institute Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre is an education hub for young students and medical professionals in Sydney’s South-West, helping them build successful careers in medicine and medical research.

The Centre is one of the few facilities in Australia to offer high-level simulation equipment including a robotic mannequin and operating theatres that enable mock procedures.

“The new centre will provide outstanding hands-on training for clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals and students – enabling real clinical outcomes to be translated from the bench to the bedside faster and more efficiently," Minister Plibersek said.

Professor Jeremy Wilson, Clinical Associate Dean of UNSW’s South Western Sydney Clinical School, said UNSW was proud to work with the Ingham Institute on the initiative, calling it “the way of the future for Australia’s next generation of medical professionals”.

The Centre forms part of the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, a charitable organisation that facilitates cutting-edge research on a range of diseases affecting the local community.

Media contact: Susi Hamilton, UNSW media office, 0422 934 024