The new Dalby Hospital Clinical Education Centre has opened its doors to medicine students wishing to study on rural placements within the Western Downs Region.
Originally the Dalby Hospital Maternity Wing, the new Centre – officially opened by The Honourable David Littleproud 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 and videoconferencing 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’s also as an education hub for DDHHS 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 in advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation in the Centre.