Kempsey District Hospital

Placement Information

Kempsey District Hospital offers limited General Medicine and ED placements during Summer Teaching Period, and Teaching Periods 1-3. There are no placements in Teaching Period 4.

Please contact the Rural Clinical School for potential availability prior to inquiring with Kempsey directly for elective placements.


Students are to meet on the first Monday of the term at 8:00am in the front foyer and will be shown the High Dependency Unit where they will meet Tonia Law and the medical teams. Dr Vincent Lee will arrange a meet and greet upon arrival. 

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Students will need to source their own accommodation whilst on placement in Kemspey, Tonia Law is the student coordinator at Kemspey Base Hospital and can provide reccommendations for places to stay and visit while at Kempsey.   

Students should contact Tonia at least 3 weeks prior to start of term to confirm their placement and to arrange IT access for the term.

It is preferable if you have a vehicle to use during your time in Kempsey as the accommodation and hospital are a distance from town.

BIOMED campus days and Diagnostic Imaging Seminars

It is each student’s responsibility to check the BIOMED campus day and Diagnostic Imaging Seminar timetable when it is made available to you in January.

Campus day activities and Diagnostic Imaging seminars are repeated once during the year.  If you are going to miss any lectures whilst on placement it is your responsibility to attend during another teaching period or to access recorded seminars or the anatomy tutorials via the Biomedical Sciences component of the Phase 3 Moodle module.  Additionally, there are Bio Med lectures that are run in Port Macquarie (approx. 45 min drive) that students may wish to attend if they have access to a car.  This is at your own expense. Contact Julianne Weatherley in the Port Macquarie Rural Clinical School to find out topics during your time at Kempsey. Firstly you need to confirm with Tonia Law in Kempsey to ensure you are not missing any rostered sessions prior to you being absent. Attending these lectures is optional.

Other Information

There are two bikes that can be booked out for your use. You will need to contact Tonia Law in Administration for access to the bikes.