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Clinical Education Centre

Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Education Centre is a collaborative project made possible by Health Workforce Australia (HWA), the NSW State Government, Adventist HealthCare, The University of Sydney, Avondale College of Higher Education and private philanthropy.

It is home to Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of The University of Sydney (SAHCS) - established in 2011 as the first fully-fledged private hospital clinical school in NSW, and the Avondale College of Higher Education's Faculty of Nursing and Health - one of the oldest continuing nursing schools in Australia.

Stage 1 is a purpose-built 3 level 3,500sqm facility which includes:

  • The 380 seat Charles Warman Auditoria
  • The Charles Warman Foyer
  • A Simulation Centre
  • The Beverley Ellen Peters Clinical Skills Laboratories
  • A Library
  • A student common room
  • Administration areas
  • Tutorial rooms
  • Problem-based learning rooms
  • Lecture rooms

It will help address national workforce shortages and provide critically needed and unique side by side training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

The centre offers a multi-disciplinary training model by providing clinical placements for medical, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, radiography, occupational therapy, orthoptics, midwifery, dietetics, and other allied health profession students.

This model will maximise communication between healthcare professionals to deliver better patient care.

By 2016 it is expected that the Clinical Education Centre will provide:

  • 40 graduate doctors from the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of The University of Sydney per year
  • Approximately 120 graduate nurses from the Avondale College of Higher Education Faculty of Nursing and Health per year
  • 21,420 medical student training days
  • 11,028 nursing student training days
  • 2,760 allied health professionals training days
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