The International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS), the Country’s premier Healthcare training institute, with a vision to be the heart of innovative development of healthcare professionals for the globe, has joined hands with Browns Healthcare (Pvt) Ltd to train 60 nurses for their new state of the art hospital chain. IIHS will be delivering an 18 month Diploma of Enrolled Nursing (Assistant Nursing) program locally for the selected nurses from Browns Healthcare (Pvt) Ltd.
Browns & Company PLC is a diversified conglomerate with operations in seven industry sectors and has a history of over 135 years, delivering quality in products and services to Sri Lankans everywhere. Browns Healthcare (Pvt) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brown & Company PLC, is a new venture established with the aim of developing a chain of secondary care general hospitals and diagnostic centers to deliver quality care through comprehensive integrated clinical practice
and personalized care to every patient. Browns Healthcare (Pvt) Ltd has acquired St. Peter’s Hospital, Ragama and are in the process of expanding it in to a 60-bed multi-specialty hospital offering curative, preventive and rehabilitative services with a 24 hour OPD/ETU, modern theatre facilities, general surgery, obstetric, gynecological and pediatric units and a 24 hour pharmacy.
The launching ceremony of this collaboration was held on 18th of February, 2013 at IIHS with the presence of delegates from Browns Healthcare (Pvt) Ltd and IIHS. Elaborating on the training program, the Deputy Chairman of IIHS, Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe said “Qulity of Nursing care is the most vital part of the total patient care in today’s context. IIHS has designed the training
program for Browns Healthcare Nurses benchmarking the Australian (Enrolled) Nursing program which focuses on developing skilled based knowledge of the nurses which enables them to deliver a high quality nursing care to patients. This programme does not confine the trained nurse to the Diploma level, but provides
great pathways to develop their knowledge by extending their academic pathway to the Bachelors level as well as Masters and PhD levels in local and international settings. Dr. Edirisinghe further stated that he is very happy to join hands with Brown Healthcare as their training partner. Dr Edirisinghe emphasized that all hospitals should look in to the quality of nurses training in order to up lift the standards of the holistic healthcare provision in Sri Lanka and bring it to an international standards.
Director/General Manager of Browns Healthcare (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Sajeeva Narangoda said “we are glad to join hands with IIHS to provide quality Nurses training as the quality would be the “Living Fabric” of our hospital which ensures maximum value to our customers. Quality nursing care has been always a challenge for all the hospitals in Sri Lanka and we are glad to partner with IIHS who have a proven record of producing quality Nurses across the world including highly developed countries like Australia Dr. Narangoda said.