Medical students from the Mid-North Coast will have greater opportunities to live, study and work closer to home following an announcement that a Training Hub is to be built at Kempsey.
The Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said hub would help create the medical workforce of the future for the region.
“Kempsey is one of 26 regions across rural and regional areas that will benefit from the Federal Coalition Government’s $28.5 million investment in Regional Training Hubs over coming years,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“The Hubs are an essential component of the Integrated Rural Training Pipeline for Medicine, which is helping to get more doctors and health professionals into regional Australia.
“All too often, young medical students are forced to leave regional Australia to access the training opportunities necessary to progress professionally.
“The hub, operated by the University of New South Wales, will work with local health services to help move medical students through the training pipeline into postgraduate medical training and then working in regional and rural Australia.
“The Regional Training Hubs initiative is part of the $54.4 million Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program … the initiative will help the Coalition Government deliver on its commitment to provide first rate health and medical services to all Australians – regardless of where they live.”