Victoria St, St George, QLD, 4487, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: Hospital

St George Hospital has accident and emergency, general ward, outpatient, surgical, birthing and wound management  services. They are also supported by the flying surgeon and the flying obstetrician/gynaecologist, along with other vital visiting services.

It is a 31 bed hospital.

About St George

St George is a pleasant rural service centre which is located on the Balonne River with the vast flatlands of the Darling Downs stretching beyond the Great Dividing Range. The town provides services to the surrounding wheat, sheep and cotton farmers, and, in recent times, fruits, grapes, vegetables and beef have enriched the local economy. St George has tree lined streets where you’ll find great coffee, gourmet deli and quality pub food.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Drive the cotton trail
  • Cotton farm & vineyard tour
  • Visit the Nindigully Pub
  • Explore the Balonne River
  • St George Show - May
  • Easter in the Vines
  • Yellowbelly Country Music Festival - July
  • St George Races - November
  • Polocrosse - St George (June), Bollon (July), Dirranbandi (August)
  • St George Fishing Competition - October
  • River Dragon Multi-Cultural Festival


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 493km (5h 30m drive time)

Transport Options: Bus, Drive, Fly

Accommodation Type: Hospital accommodation (up to 1km to hospital)

Transport required for placement: Advantageous - for travel between placement and accommodation (if further from hospital) and exploring the region


I have nothing but positive feedback about St George Hospital and the medical staff working there. All of the doctors, including my preceptor, gave me frequent opportunities to learn and practice my skills. Leaving St George will be bittersweet, but I see myself coming back as a PHO/intern in the future.

I really enjoyed my time at St. George Hospital! The doctors and nursing staff were all incredibly welcoming and friendly and happy to help my learning, both theory and practical skills. I appreciated the many opportunities to interact with patients, both on my own and under supervision when I asked for help. I also just enjoyed spending time in the ED even when it was quiet just for the company!

I had a great time at the St George Hospital. I wish I had gotten to see some more resus/emergency situations being in the ED, however that was purely based on circumstance and luck unfortunately. All the doctors were very kind and willing to let me be part of the team, seeing patients on my own and developing my skills.