Another boost for rural health education in Lismore
A new $1.1 million lecture theatre and administration building at the Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health (NRUDRH) in Lismore opened on 16 April will help give about 400 students a year the opportunity to train in a rural setting while providing extra clinical services to the community.
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16 April 2007
A new $1.1 million lecture theatre and administration building at the Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health (NRUDRH) in Lismore was opened today.
These facilities have been funded by the Commonwealth Government and will help give about 400 students a year the opportunity to train in a rural setting while providing extra clinical services to the community. The new building will also be used by medical, nursing and allied health professionals from around the region.
The new facility includes a 60-seat lecture theatre, video conference equipment and office accommodation for six additional staff members. By supporting research capacity and continuing education opportunities it will help retain health professionals in the region.
The Commonwealth Government also announced that the NRUDRH will receive an additional $550,000 to purchase more student accommodation in Lismore.
The NRUDRH plays a significant role in the development and implementation of undergraduate medical, nursing and allied health rural education and training programs in northern New South Wales.
Students who train in the country are more likely to practice in the country.
For more information call Mr Abbott's office on ph 02 6277 7220.
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