Date - 21 March 2019
SQRH Director Associate Professor Geoff Argus and RFDS (Queensland Section) Head of Clinical Governance Trent Dean were delighted to sign the MOU on March 19 at the SQRH Toowoomba office.
Assoc Prof Argus said the MOU creates a platform to grow an important relationship.
“SQRH supports nursing, midwifery and allied health students in their rural placements and a major focus for us has been to increase student exposure to the many and varied opportunities in rural practice.
“The RFDS provides essential services in the bush and students will gain invaluable experience in the field and at the RFDS Charleville Base,” he said.
Mr Dean said the RFDS was very keen to support the next generation of rural health staff and recognised the importance of building teams with extensive rural and remote healthcare skills.
“RFDS has provided student placements for many years but the MOU with SQRH means we are now sharing resources to better educate emerging rural health professionals,” he said.
The MOU document sets out a number of agreed activities including:
Both Assoc Prof Argus and Mr Dean said the collaboration would extend across the fields of research, clinical education and promotional activities.