Chinese nurses welcomed by WIT to explore Irish health care

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Members of the Chinese nursing delegation which recently visited UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre along with Clodagh Duggan (UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre), Karen Fagan (UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre) and Deirdre Chapman (WIT).

Members of the Chinese nursing delegation which recently visited UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre along with Clodagh Duggan (UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre), Karen Fagan (UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre) and Deirdre Chapman (WIT).

WIT and UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre welcomes Chinese nursing delegation as part of a collaborative education programme devised by the Abraham Trust.

A group of experienced senior nurses from a variety of hospitals in China are participating in a 12-week continuous professional development programme at WIT.

The programme, a collaboration between  Department of Nursing and Health Care WIT and Abraham Trust, is the first long programme (12 weeks in total) that the Department has run.

The programme which runs from November 2017- February 2018 includes a blend of theory, research, presentations from experienced clinicians  and clinical visits.

It provides, through a blend of learning activities and clinical visits, exposure for the students to the Irish healthcare system. The students come from a range of clinical specialties and welcome the opportunity to explore Irish  health care delivery systems  and management .

This isn’t the first time nurses from China have come to Waterford for a professional development programme; a group also spent two weeks here in summer 2017.

As part of the programme the delegation of specialist nurse managers were given a tour of the advanced radiation therapy centre, at UMPC Whitfield Cancer Centre and Karen Fagan, UPMC clinical nurse manager, gave the group an overview of UPMC’s approach to patient care.

Deirdre Chapman, nurse allocation officer, Department of Nursing and Health Care at WIT, spoke of the strong links and excellent relationship that exist between WIT, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre and Whitfield Clinic. 

UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, part of world-renowned medical centre UPMC, has been offering the most advanced radiation therapy to public and private patients from the southeast region for over 10 years.

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