Staff at the Lewes Victoria Hospital have welcomed some special visitors this week (27th October).
A delegation of senior health managers from the Minhang district of Shanghai in China were given a tour of the hospital as part of a fact finding mission on how the NHS works.
The school of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton are facilitating this visit with support from their clinically based colleagues.
The focus of the managers' visit to the UK is to look at the way the NHS provides primary care (for example, care from a GP), as well as how the NHS helps people with chronic diseases, such as asthma, to manage their conditions.
They are also be looking at the issue of improving public health.
Lucy Scragg, Matron at the Lewes Victoria, says:
"It was great to welcome our visitors from China.
We gave them a close look at how the hospital works, including how managers, doctors and nurses work together for the benefit of patients.
We showed them our Minor Injuries Unit and X-ray facilities, as well as our inpatient and intermediate care services and discussed how we work with local GPs".