Australia has shown strong support towards the development of Bali’s healthcare industry. The Royal Darwin Hospital had recently sent representatives to visit the construction site of the new Bali Mandara Hospital with Bali’s Governor, Made Mangku Pastika to contribute to its development with suggestions and tips. The visit was a follow up of Bali Governor’s visit to Darwin last month.
The Royal Darwin Hospital will also be dispatching a team to the new Bali Mandara Hospital to help develop the hospital to reach international standards. According to Di Brown, the Project Director of Royal Darwin Hospital in Darwin, Bali’s Governor had invited the hospital to give suggestions to help improve patient flow and the general operation of the new Bali Mandara Hospital.
"For a long time, we, Bali and Darwin, have had a good relationship in developing healthcare. The governor [Made Mangku Pastika] came to Darwin recently and asked if we could work together to help develop the new provincial hospital here," said Brown.
She also said she was optimistic that Bali Mandara Hospital could equal the quality of the Royal Darwin Hospital. "Yes, that’s the plan: To make it as good as Darwin. And I think there are so many smart people in Bali. So I think it’s possible," said Brown, who is also a nursing education consultant for Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC).
According to Bali’s Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, the plan is to have the provincial administration’s initial staff members sent to Royal Darwin Hospital to learn about the international standard of healthcare services and receive suggestions for the new hospital.
"Thus, we can receive concrete advice and suggestions. We want the Royal Darwin Hospital to become our benchmark, our partner for quality control and everything else. Since the beginning, we have aimed to reach the international standard, and the closest international hospital is Royal Darwin Hospital and they are willing to help us," Pastika said.