Health professionals in rural and regional Australia wanting to increase their skills are encouraged to apply for financial support under the Australian Government’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program.
The Government is investing $11 million in the scholarships over three years from 2017-18 to help make health services more accessible for people living in country areas.
“The Health Workforce Scholarship Program provides support based on the needs of communities — whether for GPs, nurses, dentists or allied health professionals. Support may be provided to health professionals already working in areas experiencing a shortage of services, or to those willing to move to areas where there is a lack of services,” said the Minister for Rural Health, Bridget McKenzie.
“Importantly, most of the scholarships in the forthcoming round will include a ‘return of service’ obligation to ensure the recipients practise in rural and regional Australia for at least 12 months on completion of their studies,” she added.
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program will also provide grants to postgraduate rural health professionals undertaking further study in the field of medicine, nursing or allied health.
One-off bursary and support payments are available to help cover the cost of attending training and these payments can be put towards course fees, conference registrations, and accommodation and transports costs.
Further information about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program, including how to apply for a scholarship can be found at: https://www.nswrdn.com.au/site/hwsp
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Update provided 21 April 2022.
As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.
In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.
We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.
Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.
We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.
Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.
Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic
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