$60m boost for rural health training

Federal Regional Health Minister Dr David Gillespie, right, and National’s candidate for Hammond, John Illingworth, believe a $60m investment in rural medical training will help boost the quality of regional health services.

Training and education at regional and rural hospitals will get a $60m boost thanks to a Federal Government bid to increase capacity and viability of regional health services.
The State-wide funding commitment, which includes Mt Barker Hospital, would enable hundreds of medical students, nurses, midwives and dentists to undertake training in regional facilities each year.