Teaching and research will be integral to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The Sunshine Coast Health Institute is key to achieving the vision of the public hospital, which is to provide excellent health care through collaboration, enquiry and education.
This education and research centre is an integrated and comprehensive education, skills training and research facility for health professionals and vocational students and will be fully integrated with the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Kawana on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The Sunshine Coast Health Institute is a partnership between Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and leading providers of tertiary and medical education, skills training and research; and will deliver on this commitment by developing new knowledge, through research, to contribute to national and international improvements in patient care and educating and training the next generations of staff. Its dedicated and integrated research and learning spaces will provide opportunities for health professionals to participate in teaching, research and clinical practice in one convenient location.
The Sunshine Coast Health Institute will feature space shared with these partners to deliver:
- multiple training programs to up-skill existing health professionals across a wide range of disciplines,
- hands-on clinical training for students studying to become health professionals, or health professionals undertaking post-graduate training,
- clinical and innovative research.