KWSH Launches New Training Wing Named Community Training Institute
On 7 September 2018, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital launched a new training wing named the Community Training Institute (CTI). This dedicated department is aimed at driving the training and development for our staff as well as the community care sector.
Training continues to be an integral aspect in KWSH even as we strive to be an integrated healthcare and community hub. With CTI, more than 22 courses have already been lined up over the next few months with more training programmes to be introduced in 2019.
CTI will continue to contextualise programmes of relevance to suit the community care sector with our distinguished training partners from various fields. For educational institutions, we have partnered the Singapore Institute of Technology, Republic Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Health Informatics. Our sectoral partners like the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, HCA Hospice Care and O’Joy Care Services have also come on board to join us in our training journey. At the same time, we have also engaged commercial trainers from Parkway College, inlingua School of Languages, Facilitators Network Singapore and COSEM Safety & Security Services Pte Ltd to offer their respective expertise.
We look forward to working with new partners such as the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL). At the launch of CTI, we have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between KWSH and IAL to enhance our partnership. The MOU will promote collaboration on suitable joint projects that would grow and extend knowledge and boundaries of the healthcare industry. It will also enable the use of applied research and technology to test and refine learning innovations which can be expanded to benefit the rest of the community care sector, and their partners in the healthcare eco-system.
In the near future, we also hope to attain the status as an Approved Training Organisation which will allow us to provide Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) courses for our trainees. Along with the support from the Ministry of Health as well as the Agency for Integrated Care, we are confident of catering to the needs of the community care sector.
Together with our current suite of healthcare services we provide at KWSH, the synergy created by CTI will truly add vibrancy to our overall community care landscape as we aim to be an integrated healthcare and community hub.