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Whyalla teaching hospital creates opportunities for local nursing students

May 16, 2024 11:19 am in by
Photo: University of South Australia

Nursing and midwifery students can now access a simulated hospital environment in Whyalla with the re-launch of Horizon Hospital and Health Service.

The purpose-built teaching hospital opened its doors to students and clinicians last Friday, 10 May.

The upgrades include more beds, computers at each station, extra oxygen and suction systems, a new medical safe and fridge, ceiling-mounted camera systems for assessment, as well as furnishings and fresh paint throughout.

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University of South Australia Clinical and Health Sciences Technical Officer Louise McGee says the new facilities mean students will gain first-class clinical experiences in Whyalla.

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