Project name: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Host partner: Calmette Hospital (Cambodia)
Singapore partner: Singapore General Hospital and SingHealth
Project aim: To develop the Orthopaedic and Trauma Services of Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh, to enable safe and effective treatment of joint diseases.
Duration: 2011 - 2015
Outcomes: Orthopaedic doctors, nurses and physiotherapists were trained in surgical techniques, nursing procedures, infection control procedures and rehabilitation strategies. The project comprised six training sessions for 558 Cambodian doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists. A doctor, three nurses, and two physiotherapists from Calmette Hospital also underwent a two-week training attachment in Singapore General Hospital in March 2013. Resulting improvements included changes in infection control procedures in operating theatres and wards, new rehabilitation guidelines and nursing protocols for post-surgical patients, the introduction of orthopaedic physiotherapy assessment forms and new orthopaedic surgeries.