Glendale Medical Centre have partnered with the University of Newcastle to create dedicated teaching and training facilities within a new medical centre located in Glendale.
Last week, Member for Charlton, Greg Combet, announced more than $240,000 had been allocated to the project as part of the Australian Government’s health reforms to deliver better health and hospitals.
The investment will create long-term sustainable clinical placements for healthcare professionals and more than 15 students from medicine, nursing, podiatry, psychology and dietetics.
The first floor of the two-storey medical centre will have three rooms with facilities for allied health practitioners including IT linkages, video conferencing and other electronic teaching aids, as well as essential medical equipment for teaching and training.
Principal General Practitioner of Glendale Medical Centre, Dr Paul Mayers, said the scheme would address the shortage of infrastructure available for the teaching GP registrars and medical students, as well as other allied health students.
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011, which would allow training to commence in the first semester of 2012.