|The $11-million Clinical Nursing Education Centre was
opened at The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) today (26 May) to
provide advanced computer-simulated training to more than 1,000 students
taking nursing programmes.
OUHK Council Chairman Dr the Hon Charles Lee said the Centre, equipped with
state-of-the-art computer technology, is the first simulation centre in Hong
Kong that has incorporated the learning elements of general, mental and Chinese
medicinal nursing. Apart from providing an environment for holistic nursing
learning, the Centre is also an ideal venue for health-related research and
Also speaking at the ceremony, OUHK President Prof. John C Y Leong said:
"While the Lee Hysan Nursing Skills Education Unit is equipped with human models
and basic nursing care equipment and facilities for teaching basic clinical
nursing skills, the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Clinical Simulation
Education Unit is furnished with different types of simulators, control racks
and recording systems for advanced and interactive nursing skills training, as
well as assessment of the nursing and clinical competency of students."
Besides, there are two other learning zones in the Centre, namely, Chinese
Medicinal Nursing Education Unit and Virtual Reality Education Unit. The former
is furnished with a human acupuncture simulator and related facilities for
massage, cupping and moxibustion training; and the latter is outfitted with
computers and virtual training equipment which allow learners to interact with
virtual patients under full 3-D scenarios.
Prof. Leong thanked the Lee Hysan Foundation and Hong Kong Sanatorium &
Hospital for their $3 million and $2.5 million donations. In recognition of
their contributions, the Nursing Skills Education Unit and Clinical Simulation
Education Unit have been named after the two organizations respectively.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Walton Li, Medical Superintendent of the Hong
Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, said that the Hospital and OUHK have joined hands to
train registered and degree nurses since 2005. With an aging population and
growing public concern for health, the community’s higher expectations on health
care professionals have made their job responsibilities more diverse and
The OUHK has been providing high quality nursing education for more than 14
years, and has been appointed as a gazetted nursing school for Registered Nurse
training. It has produced over 1,100 nursing graduates who are now serving as
professional nurses in various health care sectors in Hong Kong or overseas.
More than 1,500 students are currently enrolled in the University’s distance
learning and full-time nursing programmes.
|Photo 1 (L-R): Plaque unveiling: Mr
Stanley Ko, Dr Walton Li, Dr Deanna Lee Rudgard, Dr The Hon
Charles Lee, Prof. John C Y Leong
|Photo 2: OUHK Senior staff and guests
from Lee Hysan Foundation and HK Sanatorium & Hospital
|Photo 3 (L-R): Ribbon-cutting: Prof.
John C Y Leong, Mr Stanley Ko, Dr Deanna Lee Rudgard, Dr Walton
Li, Dr The Hon Charles Lee
|Photo 4: Demonstration in Clinical
Nursing Education Centre (1)
|Photo 5: Demonstration in Clinical
Nursing Education Centre (2)