Rural training push in NSW hospitals

ALLIED health students will train alongside medical students in three southeast NSW hospitals in a scheme to help broaden the rural health workforce.

The University of Canberra-led project has secured $17 million in federal funding to build clinical training facilities and student accommodation at hospitals in Cooma and Moruya and at a new one under construction in Bega.

Professor Diane Gibson, dean of UC’s health faculty, says the project is about “taking the long view” of rural health and community needs.