Date: December 7, 2023
The Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo 2023 attracted top executives from foreign hospitals and technology companies. On December 1, nearly fifty executives from hospitals in Malaysia and Vietnam visited Taipei Veterans General Hospital. They were impressed by the Heavy Ion Therapy Center, smart healthcare, and cancer care. They expressed a strong desire to establish formal referral channels promptly to facilitate the arrangement of patients in need of advanced treatment to Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Vice Superintendent Wui-Chiang Lee welcomed the distinguished guests on behalf of the hospital, highlighting the excellent collaboration between Taipei Veterans General Hospital and many medical institutions in Vietnam and Malaysia. This collaboration includes patient referrals, exchange of medical personnel, and training. Vice Superintendent Lee expressed a willingness to further deepen cooperation on the existing foundation.
Vice Superintendent Lee mentioned that Vietnamese medical personnel, including physicians, nurses, and medical administrators, receive training at Taipei Veterans General Hospital every year. In recent years, nursing staff have come to observe hospice and palliative care, and Director Chin-Su Liu of the International Medical Service Center at Taipei Veterans General Hospital has conducted several pediatric liver transplant demonstration surgeries in Vietnam, setting various records in the country. Present at the event were Malaysian orthopedic physicians currently undergoing training at Taipei Veterans General Hospital's Orthopedic Department and several Vietnamese medical personnel. Vice Superintendent Lee invited them to share their experiences, and they expressed great satisfaction with their clinical learning here.
Taipei Veterans General Hospital arranged for the guests to visit the outpatient chemotherapy and smart pharmacy departments, showcasing the results of implementing smart healthcare. Subsequently, the visitors toured the Heavy Ion Therapy Center. Since Malaysia and Vietnam currently lack heavy ion facilities, they highly valued this opportunity, asking many questions. They actively conveyed that due to the increasing number of cancer patients, the local hospitals are overwhelmed. It is also impossible to establish a heavy ion center in the short term. Therefore, they hope to refer patients to Taipei Veterans General Hospital for cutting-edge treatment.
The visiting delegation discusses and exchanges ideas in Heavy Ion Therapy Center meeting room
Representatives from hospitals and medical technology industry in Malaysia and Vietnam visited Taipei Veterans General Hospital
The visiting team takes a group photo in front of the Heavy Ion Therapy Center