Meeting with Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang province

Prof Chee Ng (AAMH) met with a delegation of 6 senior staff from Tongde Hospital Hangzhou led by its President Dr Huang. Tongde Hospital is the Provincial Centre for Mental Health in Zhejiang, delivering inpatient (500 beds) and community mental health services in Hongzhou. Tongde Hospital also provides mental health workforce education and training and expressed interest in collaborating with AAMH in the following areas:

  • • Continuing education and training for the hospital and community staff
  • Promotion of mental health to decrease community stigma
  • Integration of Western treatments and traditional Chinese medicine
  • Mental health in physical health and disorders

Meeting and Site Visit at Kangning Hospital in Ningbo

Prof Chee Ng (AAMH) led a small group of Victorian health providers and educators in a meeting with Dr Hu Zhen Yu, President of Ningbo Kangning Hospital and senior leadership of the hospital including its Vice-Presidents and Departmental Chiefs. Prof Chee Ng delivered a lecture on “Victorian mental health system and international cooperation” to a group 50 local participants from various disciplines and services. The Victorian delegation was subsequently given a tour of the hospital including the centre of psychological counselling, mood disorders, acute psychiatry and aged units.

The President and their senior staff have expressed interest to collaborate in the following areas:

  • Training programs for their professional staff
  • International training programs in Victoria including delegation visits and individual placements
  • Collaboration with vocational training centres such as with Ningbo University
  • Collaboration in service development in youth and community mental health