The Rural Clinical School of WA


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  • Information about Geraldton

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The City of Geraldton, with a population of about 35,500 people, is the capital of WA's Mid West region and the commercial centre and port for the Batavia Coast.

Geraldton experiences hot summers and mild winters with low humidity. Geraldton can be reached in less than five hours by road from Perth.

  1. Accommodation
  2. Health services


  • There are three three-bedroom units with two carports and a three-bedroom house with one carport in the same complex. All accommodation has security lighting and alarm systems.
  • All houses have wireless internet access and students may be provided with a laptop for use while on placement.

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Health services

Geraldton Regional Hospital is a 55-bed hospital comprising accident and emergency, medical, surgical, children's (there is a resident paediatrician available), maternity, intensive nursing, chemotherapy unit, day surgery and a renal dialysis unit.

Allied health services (speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy and audiology) are also available at the hospital.

St John of God Hospital is a 60-bed hospital with medical, surgical, acute care and palliative care. There is also an adjoining specialist centre where some of the residential specialists (three general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeon, obstetrician/gynaecologist, physician and anaesthetist) and visiting specialists' rooms are based.

There are 42 private practitioners now residing in Geraldton, including four general practitioners employed by the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS). Most of the GPs in Geraldton will be involved in teaching Rural Clinical School students.

Geraldton has three consultant general surgeons, one orthopaedic surgeon, one obstetrician/gynaecologist, one paediatrician, one physician, one anaesthetist, one ophthalmologist, three radiologists, three psychiatrists, one psychologist and one vascular surgeon.

Visiting specialists

Geraldton has 37 visiting specialists covering a wide range of specialities. Most visit Geraldton monthly and are very happy to do tutorials and have students attend their clinics.

Community services

  • Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Community Drug Service Team
  • Community Health and Development Centre
  • Community Mental Health Team

Private diagnostic facilities

  • Geraldton Radiology at SJOGH
  • PathCentre at GRH
  • SJOG Pathology at SJOGH

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Friday, 5 September, 2014 4:54 PM