Date - 21 June 2019
Allied health private providers gathered in Toowoomba in April to hear from a number of speakers about the advantages of student placements, increasing business opportunities with student involvement and recruitment and retention strategies.
Presented by SQRH, Darling Downs West Moreton Primary Health Network (DDWM PHN) and Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), the workshop was very successful with several allied health practices deciding to follow-up about student placement opportunities.
There was unanimous agreement from private health providers that have hosted student placements over many years that incorporating student learning is beneficial to their business, their profession overall and for patient care.
Health Workforce Queensland (HWQ) Future Workforce Manager Andrew Hayward was pleased to meet local allied health professionals and is looking to build further networks within the region.
SQRH Inter-professional Practice Co-ordinator (Darling Downs) Nicola Cotter said she was delighted with workshop outcomes and thanked DDWM PHN, TSBE, HWQ and the allied health practices involved for their commitment to helping build a sustainable rural health workforce.