Broken Hill Base Hospital

Placement Information

Broken Hill Hospital offers limited General Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynaecology placements during Summer Teaching Period, and Teaching Periods 1-4.
Please contact the Rural Clinical School for potential availability prior to inquiring with Broken Hill directly for elective placements.


Students are to meet on the first Monday of the term at 8:30am at the Department Building, Corrindah Court, University Department of Rural Health for an orientation that takes about 30-45 minutes and will include identification and processing of documenation, then you will be shown to your placement area. Students should dress appropriately for their placement site.

You can find information relating to your placement at the following link.

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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.

Other Information

  • You will need to submit an online application 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.
  • 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.
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