Created by the SWH Board of Directors in 1991 in memory of long-serving CEO, the late Allan Matthews, the scholarship allows a SWH employee to travel overseas to be exposed to international best practice models, programs and other initiatives. Generously funded by the AL Lane Foundation, it’s the most prestigious honor a SWH employee can receive.
Terry will attend the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference in Berlin and undertake site visits at National Health Services (NHS) facilities in England, Scotland and Ireland.
The study tour will see him sharing insights into best practices in the health supply chain with other leading entities. His site visits include Dublin’s St James Hospital, Scotland’s NHS in Larkhall, the UK’s Royal Derby NHS Trust and Plymouth NHS Trust. Like SWH, these NHS sites utilise GS1 global standards. As the leading global supply chain standards organisation, GS1 works with the healthcare industry to support the need for an efficient, interoperable and safe supply chain to support clinical practice and patient safety.
Terry’s not just attending the three-day GS1 Global Healthcare Conference. He’s also presenting at it. He’ll be sharing SWH’s experience of implementing GS1 standards in the caregiving environment.
This gathering of world experts is a key event for sharing information to the GS1 healthcare community. Health leaders from private industry and government agencies report on the progress of worldwide efforts to implement GS1 standards that improve patient safety, supply chain security and efficiency.
SWH is nationally recognised for our impressive work on the healthcare supply chain reform front. The knowledge Terry will return with will ensure we continue to lead the pack.