Victorian Health Team and Queensland Health Team Collaborate to Present at the International Council of Nurses Conference in Melbourne, May 2013.
The title of the presentation “From Little Things Big Thing Grow, Establishing a Global Partnership for Development.” provided both teams with a platform to showcase to Australian and International Nurses the work delivered by AVVRG volunteer nurses in Vietnam.
The Qld and Vic Health Education Teams came together at the International Council of Nurses Conference; Melbourne in May 2013 to present on the work each team is delivering in Vietnam.
Jackie Wright, President, Vic Health Education Team presented an overview of the AVVRG and then discussed the education the Victorian team has delivered since 2002. Jackie focused on the partnerships developed at Tu Du Hospital and Cho Ray and the practice that has changed there as a result of education and training provided by the Vic Health Education Team.
The Qld- Health Education Team members, Deb Nizette, Sue Wentworth and Val Porter then focused on the education and training delivered at Chau Duc Hospital, Ba Ria/Vung Tau Province.
The Director of Nursing, Pham Van Son from Chau Duc Hospital, and an interpreter from Ho Chi Minh RMIT Vicky Nguyen discussed the key learning from the Q-HET education and training along with learning they have put into practice at Chau Duc Hospital. Dr Bao from Chau Duc Hospital also attended the conference as a guest of Q-HET.
On our free day Q-HET did some site seeing with the Chau Duc Staff which commenced with breakfast at a quaint eatery in Degraves Street, just off Flinders Lane and lunch at St. Kilda followed by a very chilly walk along the St. Kilda pier before catching the tram back to our accommodation.
Jackie Wright provided wonderful hospitality to Vicky Nguyen the interpreter.
The Chau Duc Staff returned to Vietnam and Q-HET look forward to seeing them again in February 2014.
Queensland – Health Education Team Fundraiser
On 1 June 2013 members of the Qld – Health Education Team volunteered their services to a sausage sizzle at Bunnings, Stafford.
The aim of the work was to raise funds for the work we plan to undertake in February 2014 when we return to Vietnam for our third visit.
Our plan is to deliver some education and training requested by the staff of Chau Duc Hospital. We also plan to return to Ho Chi Minh and investigate other mental health facilities where we can develop partnerships.
We raised $2,127.00 a good effort and a big thankyou to all who participated and assisted.