Placement commences on the students first day immediately after a short one hour orientation at the Department Building, Corrindah Court, University Department of Rural Health University Department of Rural Health so students should dress appropriately for their placement site. (This is the refurbished mustard coloured building situated on the hill behind the hospital). No midweek starts permitted.
You can find information relating to your placement in the following Student Manual.
Students should arrive after 10am on the Sunday prior to the start of term. Students should contact the Rural Attachment Programs Coordinator 4 weeks prior to your arrival. Keys can be collected from the main reception desk at Broken Hil Health Service in Thomas Street or at the reception desk in the Emergency Department, if you arrive late in the evening (after 10pm). All students must be out of their rooms at 9am on their final Friday of placement with requests for a Friday night stay being considered on a case by case basis. Students will incur a one off fee if a Friday night stay is approved.
You will need to submit an online application form directly to Broken Hill to finalise placement arrangements and accommodation.
You will need to supply your immunisation records 8 weeks prior to your arrival in order for the Risk Management Unit to process and issue a letter of compliance. Without that letter you will be unable to commence placement.
Broken Hill require their students to complete an online cultural awareness module before you undertake your placement.
The Rural Clinical School - Sydney Campus will pre-pay for students' flights. Genevieve from the Rural Clinical School will be in contact at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the term to confirm. You can contact her on 02 9385 3210.
Students are to bring their own towel. Clean linen, blankets and a pillow are provided with your accommodation.
Each student must bring their Hospital ID badge and a Criminal Record Check Form. If you do not have these, you will not be able to commence the term. Speak to the Administration Office at your UNSW Sydney Clinical School for a copy of the Criminal Record Check Form.
Any half day sessions you spend with a GP during your placement should be recorded on the GP PIP Form for Rural Hospital Placements. It is the responsibility of the student to return this form (as indicated) within two weeks of the end of your placement.