Mudgee House to be officially opened
Mudgee House, designed to house student doctors from the University of Wollongong’s Graduate School of Medicine (GSM), will be officially opened on Monday 17 September.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong, Professor Paul Wellings, will perform the opening on site at 41 Lions Drive Mudgee.
The student doctors will use the house during their 38-week rural rotation in Mudgee The students will be spending time in general practice, in the local hospital and other community-based health care settings.
Professor Wellings said that Mudgee House has been developed in partnership with Club Mudgee, Moolarben Coal, Mid-Western Regional Council and Peabody-Wilpinijong Coal who have all contributed in various ways towards the project.
The five-bedroom house has been configured to allow for singles or couples as the situation requires. Architect for the building was Barbara Hickson and the builder was Mathew Rayner.
The University of Wollongong’s GSM in liaison with the University’s Office of Community and Partnerships and Dr Gary Moore, the GSM Regional Academic Leader, forged relationships with the local Mudgee community to instigate the project.
Among guests attending the official opening will be the Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine, Professor Alison Jones, contributing sponsors and representatives from the local health service and community organisation.
Media please note: The official opening of Mudgee House will be held at 5.30pm at 41 Lions Drive, Mudgee.
For further information contact the Project Manager at the Graduate School of Medicine, Mr Keith Smith, on (02) 4221 5070.