Flinders helps Vietnam establish ambulance service

Flinders has hosted a two week course in pre-hospital systems for senior health administrators from Vietnam.

The course has equipped 50 delegates from Ho Chi Minh City with the knowledge and insight to be able to plan and implement the first large-scale modern ambulance service in their home country.

The course was led by Professor of Paramedics, Hugh Grantham, in collaboration with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS).

The Vietnamese contingent chose Flinders University over other Australian education providers and was extremely impressed by the quality of the course and Flinders’ collaborative relationship with SAAS.

The delegates have now returned to Ho Chi Minh City, which has a population of 10 million people, with their own blueprint to start up an ambulance management system.

This is not the first time that international groups have come to Flinders to learn about paramedics and paramedic systems.

Delegates from Japan visited the Flinders paramedic team in 2016 and Saudi Arabia has since purchased the Flinders paramedic curriculum.

Learn more about Flinders’ course offering in Paramedic Science.

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