The agreement was signed below the patronage of H H Sayyida Dr Muna bint Fahad al Said, assistant vice chancellor for International Relations at SQU.
Dr Huda al Noumani, assistant dean of Training and Community Services, College of Nursing, SQU, mentioned, “Developing an active community nursing programme is one of the aims of this agreement. Community nurses in developed nations are now playing a key role in preventing avoidable hospital admissions by taking care of people where they live. A lot can be done if both the private and public sectors work together to achieve this.”
Dr Sadik Kodakat, founder and chairman, Starcare Hospital Group, mentioned, “Good nursing is at the core of what we do in the field of healthcare. Naturally, building excellent nursing coaching method is important for sustaining higher top quality hospitals, healthcare centres and even neighborhood care programmes.
“We are pleased to be selected as the private hospital companion for SQU College of Nursing. The aim is to pool collectively sources from each sides and create far better and a lot more successful coaching, study and top quality assurance systems.
“Since Starcare has been pioneering various quality systems and accreditations in Oman, this will be a natural extension of what we do routinely. Having an environment of training, assessing, auditing and researching will keep our professionals at the cutting edge of knowledge, which I am sure will invariably help our patients and our clinical results.”
According to Dr Askar Kukkadi, senior consultant paediatrician and managing director, Starcare Oman, each Starcare and SQU College of Nursing will advantage via this collaboration considerably, bringing optimistic influence to the neighborhood. “Together, we appear forward to setting requirements and becoming an instance to all sectors by functioning collectively to accomplish a lot more.
“Public-private partnerships in various levels will be a welcome change in the future of healthcare in Oman.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily