New community allied health centre and telehealth service at Charles Sturt

18 JULY 2019

New community allied health centre and telehealth service at Charles Sturt

Charles Sturt University will showcase the expansion of the Community Engagement and Wellness Centre and the acquisition of telehealth facilities in Albury-Wodonga on Thursday 25 July.

  • New Charles Sturt Community Engagement and Wellness Centre and allied health telehealth facilities to be showcased in Albury-Wodonga on Thursday 25 July
  • Modern, purpose-built facility with consultation, treatment and surgery suites, and inter-professional training facilities
  • The addition of telehealth facilities will enable students to develop skills to offer clinical services remotely to clients

Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) will showcase the expansion of the Community Engagement and Wellness Centre (CEW) and the acquisition of telehealth facilities in Albury-Wodonga on Thursday 25 July.

The Charles Sturt Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) and the School of Community Health facilities include the refurbished speech pathology clinic rooms at the CEW for use by allied health student-led clinics at the University in Albury-Wodonga.

The CEW is a modern, purpose-built facility complete with consultation, treatment and surgery suites, and inter-professional training facilities.

The centre provides allied health students with a supportive environment to use their clinical skills while they are closely supervised by qualified professionals to ensure that clients receive the highest standard of care and service.

Head of the Charles Sturt School of Community Health Associate Professor Michael Curtin said, “We are excited about these clinical facilities as they will significantly contribute to ensuring our allied health graduates are work-ready when they complete their studies”.

“The addition of telehealth facilities will enable students to develop skills to be able to offer clinical services remotely to clients.”

Three Rivers UDRH telehealth service coordinator Ms Jacki Mansfield explained, “Telehealth is the use of technology to provide appropriate healthcare and advice to those who may not have access to services for reasons such as distance, lack of transportation, or assistance to attend appointments.

“To support the delivery of telehealth services across NSW and Australia we are providing education, equipment, and training for telehealth practices to students at the University.”

The facilities showcase is a free event on Thursday 25 July from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the Community Engagement and Wellness Centre, building 715, Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga, corner Leahy Avenue and Ellis Street (enter via the Thurgoona Plaza).

Guest speakers include:

This is an opportunity to tour the redesigned facilities and learn about the CEW’s state-of-the-art technology and available health services.

The event is open to all Charles Sturt students, staff, health and education providers, and community members.

Please register and RSVP by Monday 21 July for catering purposes:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/community-engagement-and-wellness-centre-cew-telehealth-service-expansion-showcase-tickets-64154194924 Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health is a department of Charles Sturt University and is part of a consortium partnership with The University of New South Wales, Western Sydney University and Notre Dame University.

Charles Sturt University and its consortium partners acknowledge the financial support provided by the Australian Government Department.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or via news@csu.edu.au

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