The seeds of the ICENI Centre’s relationship with our current partners in China from Jiangsu province were planted more than 10 years ago when head of Essex International, Peter Manning, approached our clinical directors Professor Roger Motson and Tan Arulampalam, on behalf of Essex County Council.
The culmination of this 10 year partnership between the two institutions was a business trip in November 2018 that included East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) director of strategy, research and innovation, Shane Gordon, Tan Arulampalam and Peter Manning to the Province. During the visit Shane Gordon, on behalf of ESNEFT, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Jiangsu Province Hospital (JPH). In March 2019, the JPH management will pay ESNEFT a visit to work out strategies to share best practice both in the UK and the Far East, including fellowship programmes.
Established in 1936 as the Affiliated Clinic of Jiangsu Medical College with mere 13 employees; through the course of over 90 years, Jiangsu Hospital as we know it now, takes pride in their impressive development of virtually all areas. In 2019, their number of employees surpassed 5,000 specialists with more than 3,000 beds for patients. That itself is almost a 385% growth rate!