By Poyi (Natalie) Leung
Kiang Wu Hospital intends to implement a number of plans designed at boosting resident confidence and satisfaction, including programs to strengthen the professionalism of young doctors.
The Kiang Wu Charitable Association and the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University on the mainland yesterday renewed the cooperation agreement that was first signed on June 27, 2009.
Director of Kiang Wu Hospital, Wang Ting Huai, said the partner hospital had sent experts and professors on a regular or non-regular basis during the past two years to participate in clinical and teaching activities held at Kiang Wu.
In addition, Wang said doctors or nursing personnel with less practical experience will continue to have internships or training arranged at the partner hospital.
He also pledged that Kiang Wu is dedicated to becoming a “comprehensive medical institution that integrates healthcare services, prevention, teaching and scientific research”, as well as becoming a modern hospital that will give Macau residents confidence in their facility.
In order to achieve these goals, Wang disclosed that the hospital has formulated concrete plans including a draft of a promotion system, implement occupational competence training, introduce modern management, digitalisation and also expand medical services.
To enhance the professionalism of doctors, he said Kiang Wu has introduced a new education model that focuses on fostering young doctor’s occupational competence. The training will cover multiple aspects such as personal quality, clinical theory and handling of acute and severe cases, communications between the hospital, staff members and patients, and also the concept of lifelong learning.
The hospital director added that doctors who graduated from medical schools less than 10 years ago will be required to receive basic training “just like they have to learn things all over again”.
Chairman of the Kiang Wu Charitable Association, Fong Chi Keong, said during the signing ceremony that the hospital is pushing various reforms forward in a bid to “effectively enhance the medical and management levels and cultivate talent”.
Fong said a cooperation agreement is crucial in helping Kiang Wu achieve success.
Meanwhile, director of the First Affiliated Hospital Wang Shenming said the agreement has provided a “win-win situation” for both sides and he hoped the cooperation can be further expanded.