Lynda seeks to foster international ties

Lynda Deacon standing by a hospital bed
FSH Paediatric NUM Lynda Deacon will be heading to Tanzania in March
January 17, 2017

FSH Paediatric Nurse Unit Manager Lynda Deacon will be heading to Tanzania in March to share her nursing expertise with local health professionals.

The trip is part of a Global Health Alliance of WA (GHAWA) initiative that aims to collaboratively support underprivileged countries through nursing and midwifery education, training and clinical resources.

Lynda, who will be joined by two nurses from Rockingham General Hospital, said she was looking forward to strengthening ties with clinical staff in the country’s state hospital.

“This has been a dream of mine for a number of years and I am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in another country,” she said.

“It will be an opportunity to network and learn from each other’s cultures and experiences.”

The nurses will be providing education and training to local hospital nurses across a range of areas including basic life support, infection prevention and management and pain management.

GHAWA is an international health development program of the Nursing and Midwifery Office at the Department of Health WA. It aims to support underprivileged countries by providing nursing and midwifery education, training and clinical resources.