UCRH News

Since January this year the UCRH Murwillumbah Campus has facilitated the placements of 67 University of Sydney Physiotherapy students in local aged care facilities. During the five-week placement, students have improved their clinical and communication skills through their interactions with residents and Supervisors.   At weekly general...

Smoke from land clearing fires particularly in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia, often leads haze pollution over large parts of Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Southern Thailand.  Despite the fact that the Southeast Asian haze episodes are extensive and recurrent, the small number...

  The UCRH Simulation team has piloted a newly developed Renal Simulation course designed with a specific focus on providing a unique method of learning and development to specialist nursing teams in haemodialysis. Ten nurses from Lismore Base hospital and the Ballina District hospital participated in one...

  The UCRH recently hosted the Health Collaboration Challenge, an exciting interdisciplinary initiative developed by the University of Sydney.  There were 53 students across medicine and allied health from eight universities working in multidisciplinary teams and showcasing their creative skills to solve a complex patient case...

The University Centre for Rural Health (www.ucrh.edu.au), Lismore has recently completed their first collaborative project with the Buttery, Northern NSW (www.buttery.org.au). The project was funded through the John Shaw Warnock Research Grant. The Buttery’s long-term residential rehab program operates as a Therapeutic Community where the...

The University Centre for Rural Health has partnered this year with STEER (steerproject.org.au). STEER Breathtesting offers festival patrons a free breath test and provides information and resources associated with safe alcohol consumption and safe driving. Western Sydney University medical students on placement in Lismore for 12 months, Johanna...