Facilities

UCRH Facilities

The UCRH consists of three main campus’ Grafton, Lismore and Murwillumbah. Grafton and Murwillumbah Campuses are co-located on the Local Health Districts hospital sites. Lismore sits within the Lismore health precinct, linked to the Lismore Base Hospital and the facility, inclusive of land that is owned by The University of Sydney.

Each of the sites has a fully functional Clinical Simulation Centre, state of the art video conferencing facilities and meeting rooms. All sites have fully refurbished student accommodation available.

For information on student placement click here.

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Facility information including accommodation features

Facility Overview

The UCRH Lismore campus is located within the Lismore Health Precinct. Facilities supporting the students including accommodation,  state-of-the-art simulation, clinical skills labs, video conferencing and educational teaching facilities are encompassed within Lismore is able to offer placements across medicine, nursing and allied health disciplines. The facility offers a unique and exciting rural opportunity for students from all disciplines and a range of universities.

The completion of a Clinical Simulation Centre in 2014 has enhanced the training facility. State-of-the art high-fidelity manikins, part task training equipment and skills based scenarios have been incorporated into the teaching suite to enrich both the student and local clinical education experiences.

Accommodation

The UCRH manage limited short and long term accommodation within the Lismore hub. All students staying in UCRH managed accommodation are charged a facilities fee.

Accommodation Features include:

  • Individual bedrooms
  • Communal bathrooms and toilets
  • King Single beds
  • Lounge and dining rooms with both LCD TVs and DVD players.
  • Laundry facilities including dryers
  • Access to afterhours library study area and the hospital.
  • Students are provided with a unique opportunity to meet and socialise with other students.

Other Accommodation opportunities

Please see below some suggestions for short term accommodation if the UCRH are unable to provide accommodation.

Wilsons College W – http://www.wilsonscollege.com.au/medical-students/ E – info@wilsonscollege.com.au P – 02 6624 5450

Note: The UCRH have an agreement with Wilsons College that students who meet the UCRH subsidy eligibility criteria need only pay the gap for their accommodation, and UCRH will be invoiced the subsidy amount (up to $70 pw for placement period).

SCU Village W – https://www.mystudentvillage.com/au/scu-village/lismore/ P –  02 8024 6020

Melville House W – http://www.melvillehouselismore.com/

Teaching at Lismore

Lismore provides education programs for students, student supervisors and health professionals. These programs include face to face tutorials and case based learning, clinical workshops, simulation scenarios, various specialist lectures and tutorials, virtual clinics, video-conferenced lectures and links to home university and research support.

For supervisors and health professionals there are a large range of education programs run out of our centre, organised by UCRH, NNSWLHD and Medicare collaboratively where appropriate.

Examples include:

Trauma Training,  GP Emergency courses, Advanced Life Support courses, CPR courses, Specialist update seminars and Simulation Scenario based courses.

The majority of education programs are multi-disciplinary and we actively promote Inter-professional learning opportunities for students and health professionals.

Student Placements

Lismore currently provides student placements for over twenty universities in health science disciplines. To request a placement please complete an online application.

UCRH lismore facilities

Facility Overview

The UCRH Murwillumbah campus is located onsite on the grounds of the Murwillumbah District Hospital and a short walking distance away from the town centre. Murwillumbah is able to offer placements across medicine, nursing and allied health disciplines. The facility offers a unique and exciting rural opportunity for students from all disciplines and a range of universities.

The completion of a Clinical Simulation Centre in 2014 has enhanced the training facility. State-of-the art high-fidelity manikins, part task training equipment and skills based scenarios have been incorporated into the teaching suite to enrich both the student and local clinical education experiences.

Accommodation

Short term student accommodation is available on site at Murwillumbah. There are 11 refurbished rooms, modern communal bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens. Each student room is air-conditioned and has a small desk and reading lamp. Linen is provided.

Accommodation Features include:

  • Communal bathroom and toilets
  • Lounge and dining room both with LCD TVs and DVD players.
  • Laundry facilities
  • Secure access to Library and hospital.
  • Limited Bicycles

All students are charged a facilities fee for accommodation. Students are provided with a unique opportunity to meet and socialise with other students.

Teaching at Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah provides education programs for students, student supervisors and health professionals. These programs include face to face tutorials and Case Based Learning), Clinical Workshops, Simulation Scenarios, Various Specialist Lectures and Tutorials, Virtual Clinics, Video-conferenced lectures and links to home university and Research support.

For Supervisors and health professionals there are a large range of education programs run out of our centre, some organised by UCRH, some by the health service and some by external health related education providers and some through health related collaborations.

Examples include

Medical Grand Rounds Presentations video-conferenced weekly from RNSH and John Hunter Hospitals, CPR courses, Specialist Update seminars, Emergency Management General Practice Workshops, Emergency Management Education Training, Clinical Skills Workshops, Simulation Scenario based courses, computer courses, computer simulations, Webinars.

The majority of education programs run in our centre are multi-discipline and we actively promote Inter-professional learning opportunities for students and health professionals.

Student Placements

Murwillumbah currently provides student placements for thirteen universities in medicine and allied health disciplines. To request a placement please complete an online application found on UCRH website and follow up with a phone call or email to the student coordinator or administrative assistant at Murwillumbah UCRH mur.admin@ucrh.edu.au or phone 02 6672 0290.

Other Information Students cannot rely on public transport in the Murwillumbah area as there are very few services per day. Students need to bring their own car OR may hire a car in Murwillumbah however it is necessary to book a hire car one month prior to arrival.

If however your placement is limited to Murwillumbah Hospital only it may not be necessary to have a car HOWEVER it is necessary for you to phone the student coordinator/administrative assistant at Murwillumbah to determine whether or not you need your own car.

Be sure to do this early ie. a minimum of two weeks prior to placement and preferably four weeks prior to placement mur.admin@ucrh.edu.au or phone 02 6672 0290.

UCRH murwillumbah facilities

Facility Overview

The UCRH site at Grafton is located onsite at the Grafton Base Hospital, located a few blocks away from the town centre. Grafton Base Hospital is a Level 3 -4 Base Hospital within the Northern NSW Local Health District.

It provides acute medical, surgical, orthopaedic, paediatric, anaesthetic, geriatric, maternity and obstetric, high dependency and acute care, renal, oncology, palliative care, emergency, some specialist outpatient service and day surgery facilities to the people of Grafton and the Clarence Valley. There is also a large range of Community health services including: Aboriginal Health Mental health Rehabilitation and Extended Care (non hospital), Drug and Alcohol, Sexual Health, Children’s and Women’s Health. Grafton also has a Super Clinic and student placements are provided within other small towns and hospitals of the Clarence valley including Maclean and Yamba.

Grafton is able to offer placements across medicine, nursing and allied health disciplines. The facility offers a unique and exciting rural opportunity for students from all disciplines and a range of universities.

Accommodation             

Short term student accommodation is available on site at Grafton Base Hospital. There are 25 refurbished rooms, modern communal bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens. Each student room is air-conditioned and has a small desk and reading lamp. Linen is provided.

Accommodation Features include:

  • Communal bathroom and toilets
  • Lounge and dining room both with LCD TVs and DVD players.
  • Laundry facilities
  • Secure access to Library and hospital.
  • Swimming pool
  • Limited Bicycles
  • Communal BBQ deck area

All students are charged a weekly facilities fee for accommodation. Students are provided with a unique opportunity to meet and socialise with other students.

Transport

Getting around in Grafton

  • Timetables for Grafton’s Bus ways buses are available from http://www.busways.com.au/.
  • The bus route that stops outside the hospital will take students down town.
  • Grafton Taxi’s can be contacted on 131008.

How can I get to the beach without a car?

  • A bus service runs from Grafton to Yamba on a regular basis every day. See the
  • Busways website http://www.busways.com.au/ for further information. The hospital has a swimming pool that students can access.

How can I get to Grafton?

Library and computer access

A well-Stocked library is accessible after hours with up to date resources donated by the University Medical schools and UCRH. Computer and Internet access is available 24 hours in the student computer room in the library. There is no wireless internet available from the accommodation centre.

Teaching at Grafton

Grafton provides a variety of educational programs for students, supervisors and health professionals. This includes monthly student led grand rounds, hospital based in services and weekly case based tutorials. The provision of the Simulated Learning and teaching facility is providing state-of-the art teaching and learning experiences for students – inclusive of multi-disciplinary focused team based scenarios.

Student Placements

Grafton’s student placements include a large number of medical and nursing students, as well as students from various Allied Health disciplines. To request/apply for a placement please complete the online application located at the following website or phone the student Coordinator on 02 6648 1793.

UCRH Grafton Facilities

 

Facility Overview

The UCRH Lismore Campus manages the student accommodation facility and student placement at the Ballina District Hospital site. The accommodation facility is located on the corner of Cherry and Fox Streets Ballina.

Ballina District Hospital (BDH) is a local community, level 3 rural hospital, within the Northern New South Wales Local Health District, providing care to over 8,300 patients every year. The hospital has over 17,800 Emergency attendances annually.

The Northern NSW LHD provides an Oral Health service co-located within the Ballina District Hospital grounds. Students Sydney University undertake these clinical placements at the facility.

Accommodation            

The opening of the Student accommodation facility on the BDH site in 2013: four apartments (18 bedrooms with ensuites) has had significant impact for students placed in Ballina. The accommodation is modern, serviced and equipped with modern kitchen/laundry and electronic services.

The close proximity to not only the hospital placement, but to beaches, town services and entertainment reduces the need for students own transport.

 

Teaching

The Lismore campus provides for a variety of educational programs for students, supervisor and health professionals. Were appropriate these are undertaken at the Ballina education campus co-located adjacent to the student accommodation.

Student Placement

Please refer to the Lismore tab for more detailed information on how to arrange placement.


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