Clues to an ideal career
system can make a 15-minute difference in getting someone to treatment in a cath lab because of the seamless transition between Ambulance Victoria, the helipad and the receiving units,” Dr Sheridan said.
“Time is very important to those cardiac cases because it affects their outcomes, which have improved during that period of time.”
A pre-hospital notification system also means a team is ready and waiting to assess patients on arrival.
“Over time we definitely seem to have saved lives and improved the care of critically unwell patients who transfer from a regional or rural hospital, as well as those complex trauma patients who can be sent to major trauma centres using the helipad for a quick and seamless transition,” Dr Sheridan said. YOUNG PEOPLE have been assured academic success is not the only tool needed for a successful career.
Ten young recipients of the Skyline Scholarship, a program to boost young people’s chance of gaining employment and necessary qualifications, took part in a seminar teaching them academic skills and life skills.
Northern Bay College student Kristian, 17, said the program had helped him identify the area in which he wanted to study and eventually pursue a career.
The aspiring environmental engineer said guest speakers had spoken about the need for young employees to be adaptable to different working environments.
“We learned about the future of our job — they said we shouldn’t expect to just have one job,” Kristian said.
Newcomb Secondary College student Tori, 17, said the program had opened her eyes to options available to year 12 graduates. “I am still not 100 per cent sure what I want to do, but I am looking at primary school teaching or early education,” Tori said.
The program will expand next year to include students from Surf Coast Secondary.
TOUCHDOWN: Dr Michael Sheridan, below, says the $11.5 million helipad has made a major difference to patient health.