USC is a foundation partner in teaching and research at the new $1.8 billion public university hospital – the first new tertiary teaching hospital in Australia for 20 years.
For SCHHS Chief Executive Kevin Hegarty, the involvement of USC in the new hospital builds on an excellent relationship between the two organisations.
“The relationship with the University is based not only on mutual interest in developing health services and professionals within the health workforce, but on doing the best for the local community from Caloundra to Gympie. Our links are not contractual, they are natural. They occur at various levels of the organisations and will become more evident structurally with this November’s opening of the university hospital and the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, of which USC is a foundation partner.
USC staff, students and graduates have spent two decades working to improve the health and wealth of this fast-growing region.
Read more about the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and USC's involvement in this month's chapter download of Visions, or on the USC website.