2022 - Year in Review

Hoc Mai members pictured with Minister for Health Brad Hazzard (back right) and former CE Deb Willcox

NSLHD welcomes partnership with Hoc Mai foundation

NSLHD welcomed members from Hoc Mai to celebrate and acknowledge the official transfer from the University of Sydney to NSLHD. Hoc Mai is a not-for-profit foundation that brings together the collective healthcare knowledge and experience of Australia and Vietnam in an educational partnership aiming to improve health outcomes through education and research. Hoc Mai undertakes activities in partnership with a number of public hospitals including those within NSLHD and Sydney Local Health District, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and private

hospitals such as Sydney Adventist Hospital and

have gained invaluable medical experience in Vietnam,” said NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, a former Hoc Mai board member. “There is much we can learn from each other, and I want to thank the foundation for enabling this to happen.” Former NSLHD chief executive Deb Willcox said Hoc Mai and NSLHD had shared values in improving health outcomes. “There are a lot of similarities between Hoc Mai and NSLHD, most of all, our collective commitment to improving health outcomes through education and research,” she said. “We are so very pleased that Hoc Mai has joined NSLHD and look forward to a long and ongoing partnership.”

North Shore Private Hospital. Through programs such as the Clinical Observer Program and the Advanced Course in Medical Education, Hoc Mai facilitates knowledge development for Vietnamese doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to improve healthcare delivery among Vietnamese people. A Memorandum of Understanding between the four parties (NSLHD, Hoc Mai – the Australia Vietnam Foundation, Vietnam National University and E Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam) was signed. “In over 20 years, the foundation has enabled hundreds of fellowships for Vietnamese health professionals to study in Australia, while a similar number of Australian clinicians

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