Vietnamese Delegation visit Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Senior government officials from the Ministry of Health, Vietnam are today (Tuesday 17 November) touring the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors (SCSCHF) at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The Vietnamese delegation are in Scotland to understand the UK Healthcare system and its Financial Management programme with City of Glasgow College’s Health & Care Industry Academy.

The SCSCHF is a state-of the-art multi-professional training facility and the only high fidelity simulation centre in Scotland. Its vision is that simulation training and an understanding of human factors are applied throughout the healthcare environment to support effective, efficient and safe patient care.

Dr Michael Moneypenny, Director of SCSCHF, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome the delegation from Vietnam to the national simulation centre. Healthcare challenges are an international issue and patient safety can be improved with an understanding of human factors science. We look forward to learning from each other”

Vice Minister, Pham Le Tuan, commented: “City of Glasgow College was the obvious choice to host our visit because of its experience in providing training services in the health care field to both public and private sectors. The lessons we learn during our time in the UK will widen our knowledge and contribute to practices and policies within the health care system in Vietnam. We look forward to developing our international relationship with City of Glasgow College and learning from their experiences.”

Paul Little, Principal of City of Glasgow College, said: “Our world-class Health and Care Industry Academy creates strong links between the College, the Health and Care sector and our university and school partners. We are delighted to widen our global links by welcoming an international delegation to Glasgow to discuss best practice. We are privileged to hear from some of the most senior figures in Scottish Government and the National Health Service as part of this programme.”


Editor’s Notes:

  • City of Glasgow College’s new £228million twin-site supercampus will be fully completed in summer 2017. Riverside campus, on the River Clyde, was officially opened on 26 October 2015 by Scotland’s First Minister. City campus on Cathedral Street is on target to open in summer 2016.
  • The new twin-site supercampus is expected to serve up to 40,000 students a year and six million students in its lifetime, and will feature state-of-the-art facilities that will re-define college education in Scotland
  • The Riverside campus is equipped with the most technologically-advanced marine engineering workshop in the UK with Scotland’s first shipping simulation suite that allows students to experience the bridge of a super tanker, nautical chart rooms and a ferry sized ships engine. The Marine Skills Centre has its own jetty and free-fall lifeboat
  • Home to one of the largest international student bodies in Scottish further education, City of Glasgow College welcomes over 1000 international students from 135 different countries each year.

Further information from:   Frances Chisholm, Communications Officer – 0141 375 5429