Healthcare requires teamwork to achieve the best for patients whereby without the cooperation, the quality of the care can be affected. In fact, it could lead to longer bed stays, mismanaged cases and an eventually become an overall burden to the healthcare system.
Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said this during the launch of the first transnational nursing education in Brunei spearheaded by Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) in collaboration with Far Eastern University, Manila and the opening of 2022-2023 academic year for JPMC College of Health Sciences (JCHS) at Mahligai function room at Ong Sum Ping condominium yesterday.
Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham who is also the Chairman of JCHS said, “Ideally, a team of health professionals require the individuals to have a certain level of dedication, competency and attitude where the quality of care is at the centre of it all. These are the attributes that would define your profession.”
“I hope together with the team of lecturers available, the institution will help you achieve these attributes, while giving you the skills to perform in the real world. I implore you to take the opportunities given and work hand in hand with them, to absorb as much as possible from what they have to offer so that you can be prepared to take on the real world upon graduating,” he added.
The minister also said it is his vision that graduates from JCHS will become part of not only local the healthcare system, but also internationally, to be contributing members of any healthcare system and achieve the best.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah as member of the JCHS Board was also present.
Dean of JCHS Dr Rachelle Garcia said, “Individually and collectively, JCHS supports the students to reach their educational goals and bring them closer in realising the vision in producing the best healthcare providers who inevitably improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.” JCHS CEO Chung Yea Fui said the innovative blended learning modalities will allow students to focus and engage in learning and with greater flexibility in managing their life outside of the college.
The event also saw the ministers mingling with the management, students and their parents. The college currently has 54 students enrolled for the foundation course.