8 September 2019
The Central Coast is on its way to becoming a world-class health, research and education precinct, with work starting on a new $72.5 million facility at Gosford Hospital.
The new Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute– jointly funded by the Australian Government, NSW Government and the University of Newcastle – will include a Clinical School to support the education and training of doctors and nurses, and a Research Institute to develop new approaches to integrated care.
Commonwealth and State Government representatives alongside Health Infrastructure, the Central Coast Local Health District and the University of Newcastle celebrated the start of construction on the project.
The new facility will help position the Central Coast as a region of choice for education, training and clinical research, creating more jobs locally and providing students the opportunity to study and live in Gosford.
Additionally the facility will help attract and retain healthcare professionals, offering opportunities for training and clinical experience closer to home, while improving health outcomes through research conducted on site.
The Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute is a partnership between the University of Newcastle and the Central Coast Local Health District. The investment recognises their expertise in delivering changes to the health of the community through integrated care approaches.
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