The new Dalby Hospital Clinical Education Centre has opened its doors to medicine studentswishing to study on rural placements within the Western Downs Region.
Originallythe Dalby Hospital Maternity Wing, thenewCentre — officially opened byTheHonourable DavidLittleproud MP(above) — has been funded by Griffith University, Queensland Rural Medicine Education (QRME) and Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHS).
Featuring a tutorial room,four study pods andvideoconferencing facilities with which they can access teaching at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus, the cost of the investment by all parties is approximately — Griffith University $230,000, QRME $50,000 and DDHS $40,000.
Griffith medicine students and other students on placement at the hospital are using the centre.
It’salsoas aneducation hub forDDHHS clinical and non-clinical staff from Dalby Hospital and Western Downs.
“The development of these facilities is important in rural areas because they enable vital inter-professional learning hubs for our doctors, nurses and allied health professionals”, Griffith Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Professor Sheena Reilly said.
Recently staff and students completed training inadvanced life support and neonatal resuscitation in the Centre.