SUNWAY and the University of Cambridge will collaborate on a Clinical Research Centre.
Sunway Medical Centre chief executive officer Choy Wah Wei said this collaboration allows Sunway to partner with hospitals that are part of Cambridge University Health Partners, Royal Papworth and Addenbrooke’s hospitals in the sharing of academic excellence through academic visits as well as scientific and clinical training.
“We believe that this kind of seamless collaboration capitalises on the best of UK and Malaysia expertise and serve the objective of our commitment towards improving patient care and treatment standards,” he said when speaking at the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Awards 2019 on Thursday.
The clinical research centre is a three-way collaboration between Cambridge, Sunway University and Sunway Medical.
Sunway Group chairman and founder Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah said the Sunway Education Group and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation are focused on a single goal.
“That goal is to enhance the quality and standards of education and healthcare in Malaysia, in particular, and in the region as a whole.
“And we are implementing these initiatives through our very own resources,” he said at the awards.
In 2017, Sunway announced a new collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Sunway Medical Centre in Malaysia, which will see researchers and clinicians from the two countries working together across borders and disciplinary divides to tackle some of the world’s major health challenges.
Sunway in a statement, said the collaboration, between the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Sunway Medical Centre in Malaysia, the University of Cambridge and Papworth Hospital, will establish a joint programme between the university’s School of Clinical Medicine and Sunway University.
The programme will enable the sharing of academic excellence through regular academic visits and exchanges, and offer scientific and clinical training opportunities at Cambridge for outstanding postgraduates from Sunway.
The clinical research centre in Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur will enable the recruitment of patients to international trials led from Cambridge, and help develop an integrated approach to healthcare and clinical research in Malaysia.
The partnership will also provide excellent opportunities for training, education and research in the field of cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, with leading clinicians from Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire set to collaborate with nurses and consultants based at the Sunway Medical Centre in Malaysia.