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Opened in 1997, the Simulation and Skills Centre is a purpose-designed facility suitable for the simulation needs of a wide range of healthcare professionals, with the ability to provide point of care training.

Our goal is to improve patient safety through simulation-based education and research.

The centre is located on Level 9 of the Clinical Services Block (purple lifts) at Wellington Regional Hospital.

The centre has eight rooms which include:

  • Three specialist simulation rooms
  • Two presentation / debriefing rooms
  • Recovery / ED area
  • Theatre
  • Air ambulance simulator
  • Other rooms that are used for a variety of skills-based training (e.g. CPR, IV and midwifery)

Using the Simulation and Skills Centre facilities

The Simulation and Skills Centre facilities can be booked for simulation-based training events and associated presentations.

A fee is charged to use the centre for external events.

Booking enquiries should be forwarded to

Loan Equipment

The Simulation and Skills Centre provides a number of part task trainers, CPR training equipment and simulators for CCDHB staff use to aid them in their education training.

This equipment can be hired and used in your facility.

For more information contact

Air Ambulance Simulator

The Simulation and Skills Centre includes the Hospi Air Ambulance Simulator, which can be hired for training.

Read more about Hospi's Air Ambulance Simulator here

Courses at the Simulation and Skills Centre

The Simulation and Skills Centre runs a number of specialist simulation training courses

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC)

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Introduction to Anaesthesia (NOVICE)

  • 17-18 December 2018

New Anaesthetic Registrars Crisis Management (NARCM)

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New Zealand Simulation Instructors Course (NZSIC)

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Paediatric Anaesthesia Crisis Management Course (PACMaC)

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Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET)

course not planned for 2018

Contact the Simulation and Skills Centre

Phone: +64 4 385 5887


Physical address: Level 9, Clinical Services Block (CSB purple lifts), Wellington Regional Hospital

Postal address: Wellington Regional Centre for Simulation and Skills Education, Wellington Regional Hospital, Private Bag 7902, Wellington 6242


Last updated 17 August 2018.