69 Warton St, Gayndah, QLD, 4625, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic and Hospital

Gayndah Medical Practice is a small family practice, that provides quality medical services to all members of the Gayndah community. Their friendly practitioners and staff work together in the well appointed surgery to provide a wide range of health services including: general health assistance, skin checks, women’s & children’s health and chronic disease management. It is located within the hospital building.

Gayndah Hospital provides a range of health services, including outpatients, accident and emergency, chronic inpatient, aged care, respite care, palliative care, intense slow stream rehabilitation unit, radiology (limited) and pathology. There is a helipad onsite and a designated palliative care unit, with telechemotherapy service.

It is a 10 bed community hospital.

Opportunities for students

  • Students will split their time between Gayndah Medical Practice and Gayndah Hospital

About Gayndah

Gayndah is quiet and unrushed, but there is a lot more to this old town than meets the eye. As the oldest town in Queensland, it also claims a murder mystery, elusive bear sightings, unusual street signs, and a whole lot of oranges (as the ‘Orange Capital of Queensland’).

Close-by attractions include;

  • Orange Festival (biennial)
  • McConnell Lookout
  • Historic Iderway Upside Down Bridge
  • Ban Ban Springs
  • Gayndah Show - April


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 324km (4h drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the region

Tips from previous students

  • The accommodation was so convenient to the hospital and really well stocked and equipped. It was comfortable and clean and had everything I needed


The preceptor was a fantastic role model to learn from and allowed me to get involved and perform procedural skills + practice reviewing patients myself. The Gayndah Hospital staff were great at allowing me to get involved with procedural skills and reviewing patients

Overall, I had a great experience during my time in Gayndah, both in the hospital on placement and exploring the town and being involved with the community.

I have had a great time during my six weeks in Gayndah. The hospital was recently refurbished, so the facilities were excellent. All hospital and allied health staff were welcoming and friendly, and made me feel like part of the team. My preceptor was extremely approachable, eager to teach and provided plenty of opportunities for hands-on practice. I am very thankful for his supervision during my time here.