Address

57 Alice St, Biggenden, QLD, 4621, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic and Hospital

As a part of the Biggenden Multipurpose Health Service (opened in 2012), Biggenden Medical Practice is a private practice offering a full variety of services to the community including; skin checks & removal, women’s health, chronic disease management and much more. 

Biggenden Hospital provides an emergency department, aged care, pathology and acute inpatient and outpatient services for the rural community. 

It is a 7 bed community multi-purpose health service.

About Biggenden

Located in the North Burnett Region, Biggenden rests in a dramatic landscape below the rugged cliffs of Mount Walsh, with wide streets and beautiful rose gardens. Local industry includes beef, dairy, citrus, vineyards and timber.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Mount Walsh
  • Mount Le Brum
  • Good Night Scrub National Park
  • Waterfall Creek Rock Pools at Utopia
  • Biggenden Agricultural Show - May
  • Biggenden Apex Rose Festival - October (biennial)
  • Biggenden Charity Campdraft - March

Website

Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 285km (3h 30m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous

Tips from previous students

  • Wednesday night dinners with the hospital staff is great to go to
  • Was able to visit one of the worker's cattle farm

Testimonials

The preceptor was absolutely incredible. Really wanted to get you involved, lots of teaching moments, understanding of your perspective and strives to integrate you into the community. Best preceptor I have dealt with thus far on any of my placements.

Fantastically welcoming and enjoyable team to have the pleasure of working with. Hospital staff dinner each Wednesday night was something to look forward to each week. Main preceptor was very knowledgeable and a wonderful role model - will do my best to use his approach to patients, staff, and clinical problems as my framework in the future.

This placement was very good. The preceptors were great teachers and made me feel very welcome. They allowed me to practice procedural skills regularly, and gave very useful feedback. All of the staff at the medical centre and hospital were very friendly and made me feel welcome. I was included in a variety of social events. The facilities were excellent. I am glad I went to Biggenden, and it has made me much more likely to consider rural medicine as a career path.