Goondiwindi Hospital and Medical Centre

Address

4 Bowen St, Goondiwindi, QLD, 4390, AUSTRALIA

49 Bowen St, Goondiwindi, QLD, 4390, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital and GP Clinic

Goondiwindi Medical Centre has a strong focus on continuity of care, with patients remaining under a single doctor whenever possible. They offer a wide range of services including skin cancer checks and removal, women’s and children’s health, chronic disease management and more. 

Services offered at Goondiwindi Hospital include general medicine and surgery, obstetrics, emergency, paediatrics and palliative care. Visiting specialists include a general surgeon, physician, obstetrician, gynaecologist and ENT telehealth.

It is a 33 bed hospital.

Opportunities for Students

Students will split their time between Goondiwindi Hospital and Goondiwindi Medical Centre.

About Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi is an attractive Darling Downs town which has become important because of its unique position at the junction of the Cunningham, Newell, Bruxner, Barwon and Leichhardt Highways on the border between New South Wales and Queensland. Primary production and agribusiness are a vital part of the local economy. It is a vibrant, contemporary town with a terrific range of shopping experiences and many chic cafes to indulge in.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Lake Coolmunda
  • Natural Heritage Water Park
  • Goondiwindi Races - February, September and December
  • Goondiwindi cotton farm tour
  • Art trail

Website

Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 348km (4h drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive

Accommodation Type: Shared student accommodation (150m to hospital & 600m to medical centre)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for exploring the area

Tips from previous students

  • Go to all the events - orphans dinners, social events

Testimonials

Very welcoming medical staff that understood the role of a student and engaged us accordingly.

The friendly medical community and frequent social events made the placement much more enjoyable, and it was also really good having interns/RMOs on placement here to spend time with.

Honestly, very happy with the Goondiwindi RRM program. Half of the placement was spent at the hospital, and the other half of the placement was spent at the medical centre, allowing both facets of health services here to be experienced. Another highlight of the placement for me was the ability to travel with a doctor over the border to the clinic they run in the indigenous town of Boggabilla, providing another great insight into the specific health needs that are present in the rural setting.