Address

2 Hospital Rd, Biloela, QLD, 4715, AUSTRALIA

48 Grevillea St, Biloela, QLD, 4715, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital and GP Clinic

Biloela Hospital provides an accident and emergency service as well as maternity and general inpatient services.

It also offers several outreach and visiting specialist services. It is a 24 bed hospital.

Ace Medical Centre offers their patients a comprehensive list of services, including; skin checks and removals, medical check-ups, family planning, women's health, minor surgical procedures and wound management, pathology collection, work-related medicals and chronic disease management.  Visiting services include occupational therapy, speech pathology, podiatry, psychology and child health.

Opportunities for Students

Students will split their time between Ace Medical Centre and Biloela Hospital.

About Biloela

Biloela is the administrative centre of the Banana Shire. It is a busy commercial and tourist hub, yet it still retains that relaxed country feeling. Located in the middle of the Sandstone Wonders, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had in the area.

Close-by attractions include

  • Callide Dam
  • Queensland Heritage Park
  • Thangool Racecourse
  • Mount Scoria – musical mountain
  • Kroombit Tops National Park

Website

Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 562km (6h 28m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Fly

Accommodation Type: Shared student accommodation (250m to Ace, 900m to hospital)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for travel between placement and accommodation and for exploring the region

Testimonials

Preceptor was friendly and included me in many hospital social situations.

Preceptors were very supportive, good role models, involved in the community, very good teachers and extremely informative.

Overall it was a very good experience. It did require me to be very proactive, but with work I was much more involved in the hospital.