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Medical students will help shape new look Campbelltown Hospital

medical students Courtney Smith and Kaitlyn Hockey.

Input towards hospital redevelopment: Western Sydney University medical students Courtney Smith and Kaitlyn Hockey.

Two Western Sydney University medical students will help shape Campbelltown Hospital’s future after winning health business leadership scholarships.

As the scholarship recipients, second year students Courtney Smith and Kaitlyn Hockey will contribute to the planning of the hospital’s $632 million stage two redevelopment.

Under the terms of the scholarship, they will attend regular planning meetings during the next four years, offering their perspective as students and future doctors.

Ms Alison Derrett, Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals general manager, said the health business leadership scholarships provided a meaningful voice for future medical leaders in the redevelopment project.

“This is an exciting time for the local community and this includes our future leaders from the region who we welcome to be involved in the planning process,’’ Ms Derrett said.

Ms Smith will bring her background as a process engineer with mining industry experience to the redevelopment.

She also has a passion to practise medicine regionally and hopes to bring the skills learnt from her scholarship experience to regional facility planning in the future.

Ms Hockey, who has experience as a health volunteer, hopes to add a community health perspective to the project.

The NSW Government’s stage two $632 million investment in stage two of the hospital redevelopment will include an expanded emergency department, a new paediatric precinct, additional intensive care beds, enhanced mental health services and an uplift to ambulatory care and outpatient services.

Western Sydney University will continue to be a valued and important stakeholder in the hospital and its redevelopment.

For further information contact the Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment team on 4634 2071 or email SWSLHD-CampbelltownHospitalRedevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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