The Tweed-DaNang Clinical Services Project



The Tweed-DaNang Clinical Services Project is a joint venture of the Học Mãi Foundation, The Tweed Hospital and DaNang Hospital, VietNam.

Reports: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


2011 Report

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View the 2011 report


2010 Reports

Tin Tuc Newsletter

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View the Tweed-DaNang Clinical Services Project August 2010 Tin Tuc Newsletter.

Clinical Symposium - DaNang, April 2010

The next visit by Tweed clinicians to DaNang is planned for April 10, 2010. This will again be multidisciplinary "team" initiative focussed on clinical skill development in surgery, anaesthesia and nursing practice.


2009 Reports

2009 Tweed Hoc Mai Fellows

The DaNang Hoc Mai Fellows for '09 have arrived in Tweed! Joined at a welcome reception by Denise Harris, Acting DON TTH, left, and Deb Podbury, GM Tweed/Byron Network, they are from left, Assistant Director of Nursing, Mr Tran Thanh Liem, Anaesthetist and Director Surgical ICU, Dr Le Trong Binh, and Clinical Pharmacist, Ms Tran Cao Thuy Ha Lan.

They have come with specific objectives for their time as Clinical Observers in Tweed and each has great hopes for the realisation of change within their own work environment on their return to DaNang.

Liem's particular focus will be on issues relating to perioperative infection control, as well as the broader area of nursing management. Dr Binh, as an anaesthetist and first Senior Visiting Fellow, while observing his colleagues in Tweed hopes to gain some insight into current trends in postoperative pain managent as well as anaesthesia for a range of surgical procedures. Lan will be working to explore the practical application of clinical pharmacy - a fledgling discipline in Vietnam. She will also be spending time at Griffith University School of Pharmacy.

2009 Fellows Reports

Click on the links below for the 2009 fellow reports:


2008 Reports

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair - DaNang, September 2008

In September '08 the first visit by Tweed clinicians was made to the DaNang Hospital as part of the agreement reached between NCAHS, TTH and the DaNang Hospital to foster support for clinical practice, teaching and research.

During the one week visit, surgeon Dr Laurent Layani, pictured left with Vietnamese colleagues looking on, anaesthetist Dr Ian McPhee and OR Nurse Raynor Cowdroy introduced their Vietnames counterparts to the surgical, anaesthesia and operating room management of patients undergoing laparoscopic hernia repair. More than a dozen procedures were undertaken over four days, with Vietnamese staff assuming a greater role in care over time.

Subsequently, the GI Surgical Department in DaNang has gone on to perform over 50 cases. Their results will soon be presented at a major national surgical meeting by former Tweed Hoc Mai fellow, GI Surgeon Dr Hoang Duong Vuong.