New Training Centre Opens in Melbourne

By Petrina Smith
Thursday, 21 August, 2014

epworth-camberwell-banner2A new Australian Government-funded training centre in Melbourne will provide places for 160 students in medicine and other health professions in a purpose-built multidisciplinary professional education centre at Epworth Rehabilitation.
The new training centre will provide training to students in medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, dietetics and speech pathology.
The Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, officially opened the $43 million redevelopment of Epworth Camberwell, which also includes new mental health and education facilities and provides 153 beds for rehabilitation, sleep studies and mental health patients as well as a lecture theatre, six tutorial/therapy rooms, three training rooms within consulting suites and six consulting rooms.
“An integral part of providing a strong foundation for the health system into the future is to provide new infrastructure funding to build the facilities to train the doctors, nurses, physios and other health professionals of tomorrow,” Mr Dutton said.

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