Westmead Hospital hosts Shandong delegation
24 Jun 2016
On June 24, Westmead Hospital executive hosted a delegation from the Qilu Hospital of Shandong University.
The visit was a chance to further relations between the two hospitals and discuss opportunities to co-operate and partner on different initiatives.
Researcher and Assistant Dean of the Shandong Cancer Hospital and Institute Song Xianrang, Associate Chief Physician & Deputy Director (Division of International Co-operation) Hou Xinguo and physician & Shandong Mental Health Centre human resources director Li Renjun visited the hospital, meeting several members of the LHD’s executive including CE Danny O’Connor, Westmead Hospital general manager Andrew Newton and board chair Stephen Leeder.
The delegation was given a warm welcome to the facility, viewing the display of the BinZhou Medical University Hospital gift – a carpet – which has taken pride of place in the hospital’s main foyer.
The gift was given to the hospital during a recent visit by our executive staff to China.
The delegation then toured the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, viewing key research and patient activities, before enjoying presentations on mental health and brain dynamic research and the Westmead precinct redevelopment.
The visit concluded with the presentation of gifts to the delegation, on behalf of the LHD.
The delegates received three Aboriginal art works, painted by local artist Leanne Tobin, which depicted native animals like lyrebirds, blue tongue lizards and glossy black cockatoo.
Health Minister Jillian Skinner last week signed a memorandum of understanding to forge mutually beneficial relationships in healthcare and medical research between the NSW Government and Shandong Province.
The MOU will establish formal links between Westmead Hospital and Shandong's Qilu Hospital and is designed to enhance NSW's understanding of traditional Chinese medicine.