Unimas signs MoU with Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care
By Jude Toyat
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSDHC) Sdn Bhd recently signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards achieving greater heights in the nursing field.
Unimas was represented by its vice-chancellor Dato Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi at the inking yesterday (Nov 1), while RSDHC was represented by its Nursing, Quality and Risk Management group head Erin Lloyd.
The signing of the MoU between the two organisations underscores four main areas of commitment namely joint recruitment programmes and activities, educational sponsorship for students, internship or clinical placement at RSDHC, and short term student visits to various hospital units.
“Smart partnerships such as this with Unimas today evidence of RSDHC’s commitment to build a more knowledgeable, resilient and dedicated team of nurses in the country, with the strong academic faculty to support the dissemination of education over the years ahead,” said Lloyd.
Lloyd also hopes that through this collaboration, RSDHC and Unimas and most importantly “students will benefit the most from the cooperation between the two teams, all for the future of medicine in Sarawak, Malaysia and Borneo.”
She revealed RSDHC’s future plans included online nursing training programme, leadership programme, nursing empowerment programme, wellness programme, American credentialing through ‘Pathways to Excellence’, and ultimately magnet nursing accreditation.
Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care is a joint venture company between Ramsay Health Care and Sime Darby.
The RSDHC joint venture was formed on July 1, 2013 and currently operates three hospitals in Malaysia and three hospitals in Indonesia. RSDHC also operates a nursing and health sciences colleges in Kuala Lumpur.
Unimas is an established university with the mission to establish itself as an exemplary educational centre and as an institution of choice for students and community and capable of achieving the challenges of change.
The students in particular will benefit from their association with a prestigious health care centre that volunteer to assist and accommodate students’ development in academia, clinical practice and social skills buildings.
Also present were Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd Director of Nursing Standards and Governance Irene Quah, Group Head of its People and Culture Department Kung Ven Sze, Unimas vice-chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) Prof Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman, deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International) Prof Dr Wan Hashim Wan Ibrahim, and Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Prof Dr Ahmad Hata Rasit.