Nurses from Hong Kong benefit from 3 week intensive decontamination programme at Eastwood Park

Among the many visitors we welcomed to Eastwood Park this November, we were pleased to host a group of nurses from Hong Kong for a prestigious programme of decontamination training, organised in conjunction with the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.

The seven nurses, who currently work in senior roles in hospitals across Hong Kong, spent three weeks at Eastwood Park, aimed at strengthening their overall knowledge of decontamination processes and procedures, as well as providing key practical experience in Eastwood Park’s specialist decontamination labs.

Undertaking an intensive programme of training, the nurses benefitted from a range of courses on the testing of equipment (sterilizers, washer-disinfectors etc.), plus focussed training for decontamination and sterile services managers. This was coupled with a visit to the real life decontamination facilities at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, which opened just a few years ago.

The programme came to a close with a lunch and presentation for those involved. All agreed what a valuable three weeks it had been, not only for the in-depth view of decontamination that the nurses received, but for the insight into healthcare practices across the world too.

The nurses took part in a scholarship programme to attend Eastwood Park, competing for their places and it is the third time we have worked with the Hong Kong Hospital Authority in delivering the programme.

We look forward to welcoming further visitors to Eastwood Park on similar programmes in the future.