First batches of nurses, caregivers to complete training soon

PANTAI Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) commenced the Diploma programme for Nurses in Palliative Care in collaboration with the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) in April 2018, with the first batch of six nurses due to complete their hands-on training by end of April 2019, according to a press release.

Similarly, in a joint collaboration with IBTE, the first batch of 14 caregivers commenced their training in April 2018 and will complete it by the end of May 2019. The next intake for Palliative Care Nurses and Caregivers would be in May 2019.

The press release stated that the Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre (MFPRSC) is one of the constituents of PJSC located on the ground floor adjacent to the main Radiology Department at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

As for the next course, PJSC has also embarked on a course leading to the Diploma in Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery accredited by the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council.

Two ASEAN scholars have been selected for the course which lasts for 18 months.

The course is also conducted in collaboration with IBTE as a practical hands-on course with academic component.

The Diploma in Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery course is the only course of its kind in the world.

The press release added that the first Diploma course in Brunei was conducted in 1999 in collaboration with the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) College of Nursing, Ministry of Health in Brunei and University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.

PJSC is committed to improving nursing care services for all its components – The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC), Brunei Neuroscience and Stroke Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) and Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre – and therefore pays emphasis on continued education.