Last week, eight members of GHA staff undertook training to be able to deliver prevention and management of violence and aggression (PMVA) programmes for GHA staff.
The new trainers were chosen from across the GHA after an application and interview process. Attendees from St Bernard’s, Ocean Views and the Ambulance Service were taught by Mr Bob Betts, CEO of the Elite group, based in England, and one of the UKs’ leading specialists in this sector. Elite has collaborated with the GHA to provide appropriate, relevant and ethical training in de-escalation, managing aggression and proactive methods of reducing conflict in the healthcare setting.
The GHA will be working with stakeholders such as the police, prison, social services and educational establishments to promote a culture of preventative measures to reduce cases of violence and aggression against its staff.
The staff will be awarded a Level 3 Qualification in delivering training and Level 3 instructor certification for PMVA.
Prof Patrick Geoghegan OBE, GHA Director General congratulated the Staff on their achievement which is another example of how the GHA wants to do everything possible to support both Staff and the Public when dealing with difficult situations. The GHA is committed to training more staff in PNWA so this becomes part of our culture.