Address

75 William Street, Laidley, QLD 4341, AUSTRALIA

88 Patrick Street, Laidley, QLD 4341, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic and Hospital

Country Doctors Practice was established in March, 2018 to provide the Lockyer Valley community with holistic care in a purpose built, modern facility. They provide general practice services and advanced skin cancer care. They pride themselves in the provision of a wide range of services; medical and allied health under the same roof. 

Laidley Hospital provides a 24-hour emergency treatment, inpatient management for all ages, including palliative care, interim care, transitional care and slow stream rehabilitation. Specialist services include visiting rehabilitation services, paediatrician, heart failure nurse practitioner. Outpatient clinics, allied health and community health services are also available.

It is a15-bed acute care facility.

Opportunities for students

  • Students will split their time between the hospital and doctors practice

About Laidley

Just 60 minutes from downtown Brisbane, Laidley greets visitors with good old-fashioned hospitality amidst a backdrop of rich farmlands and magnificent scenery. The rich soils support mixed farming, vegetable growing for the Brisbane markets, dairying and cotton. There are many attractions for visitors to enjoy, with fascinating history, rich culture, adventure and stunning contrasts of natural beauty, Laidley has much to share.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Relax on the banks of Lake Dyer
  • Picnic in the Lions Park
  • View Narda Lagoon from the suspension bridge
  • Support growing local businesses in the main street
  • Lockyer Valley Turf Club race days
  • Lockyer Valley Country Music Week - February
  • Laidley Spring Festival - September
  • Murphy's Creek Chilli Carnival - September

Website

Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 87km (1h 10m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Train

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (onsite at hospital, 750m to practice)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for travel between placement and accommodation and placement sites

Tips from previous students

  • The accommodation is easy to access, you just go to the administration in the ED/nursing station and sign in. You can also get a swipe card to the hospital there.

Testimonials

I have had an absolutely amazing rotation at Laidley. Everyone has been supportive and helpful. The doctors were all very keen to teach and offered me valuable feedback. The nurses and other staff were super helpful. They made me feel welcomed and encouraged there. I can't thank them enough. 

All the doctors and nursing staff at Laidley Hospital were very keen to teach, and we had lots of opportunities. Our preceptor at the GP clinic also arranged some very useful teaching sessions for us during lunch break.