Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed the opening of the $5.185 million Commonwealth-funded Research, Education, and Training Development Centre (RED Centre) today in Alice Springs.
“The Coalition Government is improving healthcare for Territorians by investing in training and education for healthcare professionals such as nursing and medical trainees,” Senator Scullion said.
“Territorians can feel confident if they have to go to hospital they will be looked after by highly trained professionals.
“The RED centre highlights Alice Springs Hospital’s emerging role as a medical education hub. Up to 300 students will have access to the centre, meaning Centralians undertaking post-graduate studies will be able to work and learn in their home town without having to travel interstate to further progress their skills.
“This is another example of the Coalition investing in infrastructure that will greatly benefit Territorians and I Iook forward to working closely with the incoming Commonwealth Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, to further improve the healthcare received by Northern Territory residents.”
Located on the hospital campus, the purpose-built clinical teaching and training facility includes a 100-seat theatre, two 25-seat training and tutorial rooms, two clinical simulation rooms, two video-conferencing rooms, student computer hubs, a student lounge and offices.