THE Head of Psychiatric Services at the Ministry of Health, Dr Hilda Ho, was awarded the ‘Public Educator of the Year 2014’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on November 6.
The award was presented by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom.
The annual award is one of the highest recognition in the field of psychiatry and aims to appreciate the excellent work in the field of mental health.
Dr Hilda Ho has contributed to the enhancement of the psychiatry services in Brunei, through expanding and improving mental health care, increasing public awareness on mental health through the initiative in preparation and implementation of the Mental Health Order.
Other experts and doctors at the Ministry of Health have also previously received this award from the Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom.
Receiving this accolade is a prestigious accomplishment for local doctors as it showcases Brunei’s capacity in enhancing health services, which are comprehensive and of high quality.