Most recently, the Centre has hosted critical care training for registered nurses, supporting the clinical response to the pandemic. The teaching is available for up to 140 NHS staff a day, taught by teaching faculties from the hospitals and supported by five volunteer technicians from the Chantler SaIL Centre and the NHS Foundation Trust.
Lessons from the Ebola epidemic
During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, volunteer health workers from King’s Global Health Partnerships contributed to the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, treating more than 10% of all Ebola patients. Two volunteers, mental health nurse Katy Lowe and infection prevention nurse Natalie Mounter, discussed the lessons they gained from their King’s experiences on the Telegraph's 'Mad World' podcast, from the importance of team support to avoiding burnout, and coming to terms with the difficult decisions they faced.
Natalie also shared her experiences with Channel 4, exploring the broader lessons of the Ebola outbreak for pandemic response.