KWNC teachers and students had a fruitful nursing development exchange tour in the Greater Bay Area cities

(2019-07-19)
  • KWNC delegation takes a group photo with the representatives of Shenzhen University General Hospital

  • KWNC delegation visits Huizhou West Lake

  • KWNC delegation visits Xingjian Elderly Home

  • KWNC delegation takes a group photo with the representatives of Hospital of Huizhou Municipal Central Hospital, Nursing Department

  • KWNC delegation has a discussion session with the representatives of Shenzhen University General Hospital

  • KWNC delegation, nurses and students of the Hospital of Huizhou Municipal Central Hospital have a discussion session

  • KWNC delegation visits the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital

  • President of School of Nursing, Shenzhen University Health Science Center Wang Huizhen introduces arm injection

Supported by the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government of Macau S.A.R. and the Office for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Affairs of the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China, a 19-member teacher and student delegation of Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) under the lead of tour consultants Xia Jing, Deputy Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government of Macau S.A.R. and Pan Biyue, Senior Staff Member of the Office for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Affairs of the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China went on a four-day nursing and cultural study exchange trip in the Greater Bay Area cities of Huizhou and Shenzhen from 15th to 18th July. The delegation mainly visited the cities’ nursing tertiary education institutes, hospitals and elderly homes. The tour also included sessions where the participants communicated with the management of these organisations, prospects lecture about the health care industry in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, visits of the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station, the "Great Tides Surge along the Pearl River" exhibition and the scenic spot of Huizhou West Lake. These enriching visits allowed teachers and students to further understand nation-building and planning, and gain an in-depth comprehension of the development of nursing education, medical and health care systems and local culture and customs in the Greater Bay Area.

 

Participants firstly visited the General Hospital and Xiapu branch Hospital of Huizhou Municipal Central Hospital and Xingjian Elderly Home, where the delegation was warmly welcomed by the Director of the Hospital’s Nursing Department Jiang Guisu, Director of Clinical Internship Department Liu Hongbo, President of Elderly Home Xu Xiongwei and Vice President Liang Ruilan. Through the visits and exchanges, the participants learnt about the online appointment registration systems, smart triage systems and electronic payment technologies of the Hospital which are beneficial to save patient’s time. During discussion sessions, nursing students of Macau and the Mainland exchanged their experiences on clinical learning, expressed understanding on the hard work during internship and psychological stress that came with it. They also encouraged each other to adhere to their initial aspiration and to cherish every learning opportunity. Afterwards, through visiting the elderly homes, the members learnt about the development of the local elderly care industry and importance was attached to the ageing in place policy. Deputy Director of the KWNC Extramural Studies Department and Member of the Macau S.A.R. Seniors Affairs Committee, Assistant Professor Lei Wai In, said that ageing in place was also one of the key tasks of the Macau government's elderly policy, and it was what Macau senior care system practitioners have been striving to promote. The College welcomed Huizhou elderly care practitioners to visit the College in the future therefore they can further communicate about cultivating talents, and to jointly contribute to promoting the implementation of ageing in place in the Greater Bay Area.

 

The group then went to Shenzhen and visited Shenzhen University Health Science Center, School of Nursing, Shenzhen University General Hospital and the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital. Participants had a discussion session with representatives such as President of School of Nursing, Wang Huizhen, Vice President Sun Liyuan and Zheng Xujuan, Vice President of Shenzhen University General Hospital Gong Peng, General Manager of Nursing Department of the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital Huang Chenghui. There were exchanges regarding diversified talent development planning, nursing research promotion, clinical learning norms and teacher-student exchanges. The delegation was deeply impressed by the rapid development of Shenzhen’s health industry, abundant educational resources and attachment of importance in attracting talent.

 

The group also participated in the “Macau Youth and the Development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area” lecture presented by Director of the Hong Kong-Macau and Regional Development Research Institute of China (Shenzhen) Development Institute Zhang Yuge, from which the delegates learnt about key development of the Greater Bay Area, the vision and room for development for Macau youth in the Greater Bay Area. At the concluding session, the members expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Liaison Office and the National Health Commission regarding the arrangement of this tour. The participants were amazed at the phenomenal development of Mainland cities and hoped to gain more exchange and learning opportunities in the Bay Area, in order to keep up with the development speed of the motherland, as well as to always equip themselves and to contribute to society through utilising their own nursing talent.

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