Activity: Engagement and professional development › Public outreach › Community
CSU erected a building on the Bathurst Campus to support their bid for a medical school. It is fitted out with teaching technology for health sciences as well as a raft of clinic rooms and other facilities. However, it was unused for some time and so was rented out to a general practice business (Ochre Health) who use only part of the building. I was given the task of working with Ochre and the Bathurst community to increase its use. My links with Bathurst Hospital have proved invaluable as I have negotiated with them for use of the free space, with the provision that they take CSU health discipline students for clinical placements. Consequently, the cardiac, respiratory and hip and knee replacement clinics, the child health nurses’ parenting groups, and breastfeeding education are all run out of the building. Other interested parties include exercise physiologists, child health nurse clinics and CSU’s School of Law for health law clinics.