Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 9 August with the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital (HKU-SZH) under which nursing training will be provided for senior nurses from the Shenzhen hospital.

The signing ceremony conducted in Shenzhen was attended by HKSH's Medical Superintendent, Dr Walton Li, with Hospital Chief Executive of HKU-SZH, Professor Chung-mau Lo.

“The Hospital is pleased to share our experience in the pursuit of clinical excellence with our Shenzhen counterparts in a bid to promote the standard of nursing care,” said Li.

Speaking at the ceremony, Li said that HKSH has been one of the standard bearers of quality service in Hong Kong in the past 95 years, and is a trusted brand among peers and members of the public.

Dr Chung-mau Lo and Dr Walton Li. Photo credit: HKSH
Dr Chung-mau Lo and Dr Walton Li. Photo credit: HKSH

Meanwhile, Lo thanked HKSH for sharing insights on quality services, management and specialty training for HKU-SZH nursing professionals. “We hope that the continuous collaboration will bring mutual benefits to both hospitals, further enhancing the quality of HKU-SZH’s healthcare system, and in the long run, raising the standards of care and benefitting the patients in both Shenzhen and Hong Kong.”

Following the signing of the MOU, both sides will map out details of the training programme. To ensure a smooth launch, HKSH is considering contributing a seed fund to the programme.

At HKSH, nursing education began with the establishment of our own School of Nursing in 1927. At present, the Hospital has more than 1,000 nursing staff and the School of Nursing is providing training for around 80-120 students a year.

“While sharing experience with our Shenzhen counterparts, we trust that the collaboration will also provide an opportunity for HKSH staff to gain a better understanding of the mainland nursing profession and its development,” Li noted. MIMS

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