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Health in good hands with training facility upgrade

Training at Coffs Harbour Health Campus is set to improve thanks to a government grant.
Training at Coffs Harbour Health Campus is set to improve thanks to a government grant. Comstock

A $210,000 grant has been given to CHC Medical to expand its student medical training facilities at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

The Federal Government grant will fund consulting and training rooms to allow up to 12 University of New South Wales medical students and three registrars to complete their studies and training at the newly-created Coffs harbour General Practice Registrar Training Facility.

Other North Coast medical practices awarded funding include Star Street Medical Centre at Macksville to accommodate six extra medical students and two registrars, and Beach St Family Practice and GP Training at Woolgoolga to accommodate five medical students and up to two extra registrars.

Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker said the funds were part of the Federal Government's $52.5million Rural and Regional Teaching Infrastructure Grants program which funded upgrades to existing regional doctor surgeries to accommodate for training for medical students and supervising registrars.

CHC Medical director Samuel Ledger said the grant, matched dollar for dollar by CHC Medical, would fund a major expansion in training facilities at their Coffs Harbour Health Campus site, which wouuld include consultation rooms, a study lounge and minor surgery treatment rooms.

"The intake for programs in regional Australia for medical graduates and registrars are often limited by the number of positions available," Mr Ledger said.

"The completion of the GP Registrar Training Facility, this will allow CHC Medical to train and develop significantly more graduates, students and GP registrars, in a purpose-built medical teaching facility.

"We believe our community deserves access to the highest-quality Australian doctors - during the day, after hours, and on weekends. CHC Medical is honoured to join resources with the government to create Coffs Harbour's General Practice Registrar Training Facility."

Mr Hartsuyker said the CHC Medical had expanded from two to 12 doctors in the past year, supported by three nurses and seven administrative staff.

"These grants are vital to regional areas, such as the North Coast, where training facilities are limited and the need for more doctors is at its highest," Mr Hartsuyker added.

"The ability to train more students and GP registrars in purpose-built facilities locally will help attract and retain doctors on the North Coast and deliver health services needed for regional Australia.

"As regional communities we deserve access to quality doctors and the best training facilities, in order to avert doctor shortages, which blow out waiting times to see a GP and increases the load on the hospital system."

Topics:  coffs harbour coffs harbour health campus government funding luke hartsuyker



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