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International doctors drawn to Nepean Hospital

18 Apr 2019

 

For decades Nepean Hospital has been a centre for teaching the next generation of clinicians in Australia. Now its international reputation is growing, with 18 doctors from Bangladesh on the campus this week for a study tour.

Leading the delegation Brigadier General Sheikh Salahuddin says he was keen to broaden his knowledge of health and discover new ideas that will help to improve his healthcare system back home.

“From our short time here we’ve already identified new practices we can implement to help improve our disaster management and mass casualty systems.”

“Throughout our stay we hope to learn ways in which we can improve infection control, our hospital administration and better our electronic medical records,” says Brigadier General Salahuddin who is Commandant of the Armed Forces Medical Institute.  

Nepean Hospital Acting Operations Manager, Paul Summers says for a large teaching hospital like Nepean sharing knowledge and learning is part of our DNA.

“Hosting international clinicians brings benefits for everyone involved. Exchanging ideas is one of the keys ways of improving healthcare delivery,” says Mr Summers who is also a Flight Lieutenant for the Royal Australian Air Force.

“There are some things that are universal across cultures and health systems and that is working towards the best health outcomes for our patients.”

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