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Attracting Heath Professionals to Melbourne's west

Part of the reason for a shortage of General Practitioners and specialists such as psychiatrists in Melbourne’s west is due to medical professionals preferring to live in the inner and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Heavier promotion of the liveability improvements in our region will ideally, greatly assist in attracting medical professionals to live and work in Melbourne’s west.

Education of current health professionals within our region also assists in improving the accessibility of health services in Melbourne’s west. Western Health has partnered with the University of Melbourne and Victoria University to develop the new Western Centre for Health Research and Education at Sunshine Hospital. The University of Melbourne has established a new clinical school at the centre to provide undergraduate and postgraduate training of doctors in Melbourne’s west and this will assist in addressing the shortage of doctors in our inner and outer regions.

Victoria University established a centre for the education and training of nurses and allied health professionals and the centre also houses researchers investigating diseases that particularly affect people in Melbourne’s west such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. An affiliation with the University of Notre Dame enables Werribee Mercy Hospital to develop a health sciences education precinct and a graduate medical student training program.

To learn more about the targets, priority actions and responsibilities for advancing Community Wellbeing in Melbourne’s west, please download a copy of the Western Agenda (links below).

If you would like to discuss Community Wellbeing with LeadWest, please contact us.

Date Name File Size
Feb 18, 2013 Western Agenda 2012-2016 Part 1 5.39 MB
Feb 18, 2013 Western Agenda 2012-2016 Part 2 8.14 MB