Redlands Coast welcomes Gifu delegation


Redlands Coast this week welcomed a medical delegation from Japan, with the group’s official itinerary including visits to some of the City’s key healthcare service providers.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the visit from 12 students and two staff from Gifu Medical Science University was the latest milestone in efforts to grow the local economy through strong relationships with international delegations.

Gifu medical delegation from Japan with Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Deputy Mayor Lance Hewlett

“In 2017, I had the honour of visiting Gifu Medical Science University, and this delegation has been an opportunity to reciprocate the warm welcome I received on that visit,” Cr Williams said.

“International delegations play an important role in growing our local economy, and I believe the Redlands Coast is the best location for them to experience Australia.

“The Gifu Medical Science University visit closely aligns with Council’s key actions to grow international education and develop a Health and Education Precinct in our City.

“The students and staff will be visiting Finncare, Redlands and Mater hospitals and TAFE during their stay, with particular focus on Redlands birth, radiology and general nursing units.

“Knowledge-sharing between those on Redlands Coast and Gifu Medical Science University benefits both communities.

“Discussing the differences and similarities between health care in our two nations creates enormous potential to acquire new skills and information, and unlock innovation.”

Cr Williams said this week’s visit followed a 2018 visit from four key professionals from Gifu University and three highly successful delegations from Kani City, Japan in previous years.