Charles Sturt University and the consortium partners understand the rural health agenda. We teach, research and live in a rural and regional context.
Charles Sturt University leads the Three Rivers UDRH consortium and is responsible for its administration and operation. The Executive Board includes representatives from partner universities and responsible for oversight of financial and regulatory compliance, as well as strategic direction for these activities.
The University of New South Wales Rural Clinical School (UNSWRCS) teaches medical students in the UDRH at Wagga Wagga, Albury Wodonga and Griffith. As a member of the consortium, the UNSWRCS will create and support new ways to deliver training and engage in interprofessional learning opportunities and research.
Western Sydney University (WSU) has rural medical student placements with extended periods in Bathurst and Lismore. In addition to which, WSU have nursing, midwifery and allied health placements throughout rural NSW. WSU has extensive links with Aboriginal medical services and longstanding, established partnerships, including but not limited to; Local Health Districts (LHD), Primary Health Networks (PHN) and post graduate training organisations. As a member of the consortium, WSU will create and support new ways to deliver clinical training and engage in interprofessional learning opportunities and research.
Notre Dame University (NDU) has significant experience in rural medical and nursing education and training in the catchment areas of the proposed Three Rivers UDRH including medical education in Wagga Wagga and Griffith and medical and nursing education in Lithgow. As a member of the consortium, the NDU will create and support new ways to deliver training and engage in interprofessional learning opportunities and research.
Charles Sturt University and its consortium partners acknowledge the financial support provided by the Australian Government Department of Health through its Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme in the establishment of the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health.