NURSES travelled from the other side of the world to see patients being treated on Wearside.
A delegation of health workers from different hospitals across China visited Sunderland Royal Hospital and were given a tour of the facility’s A&E department, which treats more than 118,000 patients each year.
The nurses are undertaking a study tour of NHS centres of excellence in the UK, which has been organised by UK-China Training.
The delegation, who were hosted by the hospital’s director of nursing Joy Akehurst and head of nursing Judith Hunter, learnt about pathways of care for patients, met members of the clinical team and explored the role of nursing in relation to emergency care.
It is the second time in recent years that a team from China has visited City Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Conservative MP Ken Clarke, former Secretary of State for Health, is leading an initiative to promote health service expertise and experience to the Chinese Government, which is looking to establish its own health service in the coming years.