Officiating guests officiate at the Plaque Unveiling Ceremony of the BMCPC Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit.
OUHK names the Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit after BMCPC in appreciation of its generosity.
Guests experience the advanced facilities at the BMCPC Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit.
The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has received a donation of HK$1,080,000 to renovate and upgrade its Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit.
The donation came from The Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries (BMCPC). In recognition of the Board’s generosity, the said Unit was named after BMCPC.
The naming ceremony was officiated by the Chairperson of BMCPC’s External Affairs Committee Dr Albert So Chun-hin, BMCPC member Ms Chan Wing-man, OUHK Pro-Chancellor Dr Charles Lee Yeh-kwong, Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam and President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Michael Wong said that the OUHK is grateful and honoured to receive the generous donation from the BMCPC through their Annual Charity Donation 2015.
"The funding allowed us to upgrade our Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit with new equipment and facilities, which came at the perfect time as our Master of Nursing programme in Chinese Medicinal Nursing was launched last year. This programme is the first of its kind among local universities which seeks to prepare nurses with professional knowledge and clinical skills to practice Chinese medicinal nursing. We believe that in the long run, nurses with proper training in Chinese medicinal practices would enhance the quality of healthcare in Hong Kong, which is in line with the government's policy to include Chinese medicinal nursing as part of the healthcare services in Hong Kong," Mr Michael Wong said.
Dr Albert So pointed out that the Hong Kong Government has been committed to promoting the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong in recent years. It is anticipated that there will be an increasing demand for relevant professionals. In view of this situation, BMCPC donated over $1 million under Annual Charity Donation 2015 to OUHK for their setting up of a Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit. Not only that it can provide a spacious environment for teaching and conducting research, students who are studying Chinese Medicinal Nursing would be able to enjoy a better studying environment.
Situated at the Jubilee College of the Jockey Club Campus, the "BMCPC Chinese Medicinal Nursing Education Unit" is equipped with various specialized equipment including human acupuncture simulators and tools used for Chinese medicinal treatments. Students at various levels of the nursing programme will be able to receive professional training in these practices and treatment, such as massage, cupping and moxibustion. The Unit is also an excellent venue for conducting health talks and activities as well as research pertaining to Chinese medicinal nursing.
The OUHK has nurtured over 6,000 nursing graduates since its first nursing programme was launched in 1994. Currently, the University produces the largest number of graduates among local institutions, with nearly full employment rate. The Division of Nursing and Health Studies offers a range of programmes in nursing and health studies at various levels and with different learning modes for both working nurses and those who wish to join the profession.
About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) provides high quality and flexible university education and professional training to secondary school graduates and working adults. The University currently offers about 220 programmes of different academic levels to more than 9,000 distance learning students and 9,000 full-time students.
OUHK comprises four Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education offers overseas degree programmes and short courses. The University originally has two buildings on the campus of Ho Man Tin, with another recently-opened Jubilee College, and two learning centres at various convenient locations, namely OUHK-CITA Learning Centre (OCLC) and OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC). Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk
The Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries (BMCPC) is a statutory non-profit making body established in accordance with the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries Ordinance (Chapter 1112). BMCPC provides different kinds of burial lot, niche and ash scattering services for persons of the Chinese race permanently resident in Hong Kong and their relatives, and is also responsible for the operation and management of its facilities. There are four Chinese Permanent Cemeteries which are located at Aberdeen, Tsuen Wan, Chai Wan and Junk Bay.
Since 1991, BMCPC has sponsored local charitable organizations to implement different programs and services for the benefit of the society. BMCPC has donated over 900 million dollars to implement more than 3,000 meaningful activities. Donation recipients include hospitals, centres for the elderly, sheltered workshops, drug treatment centres, youth centres and other non-profit organizations.