Garth Shipperlee Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce, Vice-chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker, Sarah Pryor Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce, Martin Wells President of Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce, and Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker.

Jasmine Minhas

$12 m investment for more health workers

The Ground was broken this week for Southern Cross University’s $12million Allied Health building in what has been dubbed a “transformational” investment in the region.

It’s been a long wait for the facility, which will accommodate a range of health degrees and which is designed to attract more students to help meet the growing demand for allied health professionals in the region.

The two – storey building will be fitted with a range of high-tech labs and will provide multi-purpose teaching and research spaces.

A number of new health degrees will be made available from 2019, including occupational therapy, a joint degree in exercise science and psychology, and indigenous health and mental health, on top of existing degrees in nursing, midwifery and more.

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Aboriginal Elder Uncle Kevin Ballangarry, Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker, Vice-chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker and Troy Robinson at the sod-turning at the allied health building site