CSU health facilities open for partners


Monday 5 May 2014

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is seeking to enhance rural and regional health services by forming partnerships with health care providers who would operate from state-of-the-art community health clinics in Albury-Wodonga and Bathurst.

CSU Community Health Clinic in Bathurst 

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Tim Wess said, "The University wants to further build on our strong tradition of educating health professions in rural and regional Australia and providing health services through our dental and oral health clinics". 

"These community health facilities at Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga and Bathurst are cutting edge. We want to work collaboratively with new partners to improve rural and regional access to quality care as well as continue to provide student placement opportunities," he said.

CSU is calling for expressions of interest from health care providers or healthcare professionals in general practice, nursing, podiatry, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy, mental health or nutrition to form partnerships in the newly built $13.6 million health clinic at CSU in Bathurst and its $4.99 million health clinic at CSU in Albury-Wodonga.

In Bathurst, the Community Engagement and Wellness facility has been recently completed. It includes clinical consulting rooms for general practitioners, allied health providers, and spaces which would suit a pharmacist, dietitian, ophthalmologist or other providers with a retail area.

The Community Engagement and Wellness clinic at CSU in Albury-Wodonga is located in Albury's main growth corridor at Thurgoona and currently provides podiatry and physiotherapy services to the local community.

The Expressions of Interest (EOI) process remains open until close of business on Friday 16 May.

Details of the EOI process are:

1. If not already registered on TenderLink, interested parties should register here: www.tenderlink.com/csu

2. Then go to 'open tenders' part of the search screen and download 'CSU-635759'.

Further details about the University's heath care partnership opportunities are also available from CSU Project Director, Mr Lachlan MacKinnon on (02) 6051 9908 or send an email to lmackinnon@csu.edu.au


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Media contact: Ms Fiona Halloran, (02) 69332207

Media Note:
Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Executive Dean of the CSU Faculty of Science, Professor Tim Wess. He is based at CSU in Wagga Wagga. For a media viewing of the University’s clinics, contact CSU Media.