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LSBU welcomes delegation from Malaysian Ministry of Health

London South Bank University's Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) was delighted to host the two GPs and to provide a two week study course
04 November 2013

The course, "Clinical planning with a Focus on Public/Private Partnerships", included input from MARU lecturers and students (past and present) who have direct experience in the procurement of health buildings through such partnerships. The doctors also visited a number of health facilities including an acute hospital, a birthing centre, a community health clinic and an intermediate care facility.

Liz Whelan of MARU said: "We were delighted to be asked to provide this bespoke short course for Dr Saudah Binti Mat Akhir and Dr Khairani bt Halid who are clinical planners. I think they felt they had gained a tremendous amount of learning from their visit and it says a lot about LSBU and MARU that we continue to be seen as a centre of excellence in the field of health planning. We hope that we can do more work with our colleagues in Malaysia in the future."

MARU has a long standing relationship with the Malaysian Ministry of Health which has sent students onto the MSc Planning Buildings for Health for a number of years. Based in ESBE and part of the Dept of The Built Environment, MARU has over 35 years experience in the field of medical architecture and planning.