Victoria’s Mallee electorate has been selected as one of 26 regions from across regional Australia that will see a new Regional Training Hub built over the next two years.
The Hub comes as part of the Coalition Government’s $28.5 million investment into Integrated Rural Training Pipeline for Medicine, which aims to get more doctors and health professionals into regional and rural areas.
Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has welcomed the new facility which will operate through Monash University, saying it provides better opportunities for medical students from the region “to have greater opportunities to live, study and work closer to home.
“This initiative will support high quality rural placements for health students from across Australia, to help ensure regional and rural communities have continuing and vital access to doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the future.
“Supporting high quality regional and rural health training is an important step in addressing rural health workforce shortages.
“Regardless of where you live you should have facilities that can provide first rate health and medical services – future funding into training hubs in regional areas is proof that we, as a Government believe this and are working towards making it a reality,” he said.