Charles Sturt University has been provided with funding of $24.24 million to develop a new Rural Medical School in Orange in partnership with the University of Western Sydney.
Charles Sturt's Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann noted that Charles Sturt is at the forefront of rural and regional medical training, and will be creating qualified doctors who will understand the particular health needs of regional communities.
The partnership between Charles Sturt University and the University of Western Sydney builds on the University of Western Sydney’s existing training presence at Bathurst with an initial cohort of 37 students programmed commence at Orange campus in 2021.
A video has been created by Charles Sturt Division of Marketing and Communication which showcases the new learning and support spaces at Orange campus, to view the YouTube video please click here.
Construction is approaching completion for the JPM project works at our Orange campus.
Completed works include:
Completion of Stage 1 (3 March 2020) – alterations to Anatomy in building1006 (Dentistry) have created expanded facilities (see photo below) and new ultrasound facilities have also been incorporated into room 209 in 1006
May 2020 saw completion of the alterations at the lower level of building 1002 (ELC) which includes provision of a suite of eight larger Clinical Tutorial Rooms (photos below).
These modern facilities will be used for a range of medical education activities including clinical skills teaching, physiology practical sessions, and interviews. The Clinical Tutorial Rooms are adjacent to the Simulation Ward which consists of 2 x 4 bed wards, preparation area and scrub station.
Stage 2 – Building 1002 (completion August 2020)
Stage 2 Construction Works Include:
Stage 3 – (completion programmed for March 2021)
Time lapse camera
The site Camera image included in the Update was taken by a time-lapse camera on the roof of Building 1003. This will provide streamed images able to be viewed on the under Images and Photos on the DFM Project website.
Time lapse video
A time-lapse video has been created which shows project progress from early demolition works in September 2019 to June 2020 and can be found by this Facebook Link.
The new Clinical Education Learning Centre is being developed in parallel with the Orange campus works and is strategically located at the Bloomfield Health Precinct over the road from the Orange Health Service and Orange Base Hospital.
Site Procurement: CSU have purchased level 1 of the Bloomﬁeld Medical Centre (across the road from Orange Base Hospital). This is an ideal location for a medical school campus as Bloomfield Medical Centre houses a wide range of health and medical facilities including radiology, a private hospital, general practice, and private specialist suites.
Design and Construction: The design features spaces which are highly flexible (as this will facilitate usage by external parties and allied health disciplines in-hand with the JPM presence.)
Works are now well under way and due for completion late February 2021.
Program: The facility will be completed in readiness to accept the first cohort of JPM students in March 2021.
To view the developed design floor plan for Stage One of the Bloomfield Clinical Education Learning Centre, click on this link.
Plans of the works described above are available on the Project Website on the Documentation web page, click on this link.
Tuesday 23r March 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm.
Category: Major Works
Completion Date: January 2021
University Representative (DFM): Mr Stephen Butt
University Project Officer (DFM): Mr. Mark Adams
Project Director: Brewster Hjorth Architects
Architect: Brewster Hjorth Architects
Builder: Lipman Constructions