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15 Jun 2018

Cardiac team from Myanmar visit the San

A team from Myanmar specialising in cardiac surgery visited the San on Tuesday the 15th of May as part of a study tour to experience a functioning cardiac surgery service in a developed cardiac surgery hospital. 

The group of ten including cardiac surgeons, anaesthetists, a perfusionist, theatre nurse, intensivists, intensive care nurses and acute care ward nurses visited the San on May 15th. 

In a partnership by Open Heart International (OHI) and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, further funded by a grant from the Edwards Foundation, the team from the 4 major hospitals specialising in cardiac surgery in Myanmar visited a host of Sydney hospitals including Liverpool Hospital, Westmead Children's Hospital, Royal North Shore and the San. 

With all members previously working with OHI in Myanmar, their trip provided an extension to their learning experience consisting of practical workshops, master class lectures and clinical observations for their professional development.

The San's Chris Waite, who is the OHI project leader for Myanmar, along with OHI manager Michael Were, gave the doctors a tour around the hospital.

This was a great initiative to further build on the San's involvement with the humanitarian program OHI, and a great opportunity for the San's Cardiac team to showcase their equipment and expertise.


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