Teaching Hospitals

Dubbo Hospital

Dubbo Hospital is the major rural referral centre and acute care hospital in the region. Servicing about 15% of NSW and a population of approximately 160,000, the hospital has specialty units in areas including Acute Renal Dialysis, Coronary Care, Diabetes, Emergency, Intensive Care, Obstetrics, Oncology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Alcohol and Drug treatment. Dubbo Hospital is also currently undergoing a $150 million redevelopment, providing new state-of-the-art facilities that are not only improving patient care, but also teaching opportunities for medical students. The improved facility is attracting a skilled and specialised medical workforce and offers fantastic opportunities for both your medical education and building a network of industry contacts. Conveniently, Dubbo Hospital is only a short walk from the School of Rural Health Campus.

Read more about the Dubbo Hospital and the redevelopment.


Dubbo Private Hospital

The Dubbo Private Hospital is a medical, surgical and post-natal hospital, servicing Dubbo and the surrounding catchment. It provides a diverse range of specialities and services including day procedure centre, post-natal unit, general medical and surgical, rehabilitation, children’s ward and sleep studies. The Dubbo Private Hospital is located directly across the road from the University of Sydney, School of Rural Health Campus.


Orange Health Service

Orange Health Service's brand new purpose-built hospital opened in March 2011, making it the largest rural hospital in NSW. Comprising 520 beds and housing a range of specialties, it features state-of-the-art equipment in a fantastic new and modern facility. It is located on the beautiful grounds of the Bloomfield campus, which was home to a former major psychiatric referral centre, so the new hospital continues to have a strong focus in this field. Orange Hospital provides a range of specialty units, including Child and Adolescence, Oncology, Geriatrics, Forensics, Rehabilitation, Acute Mental Health, Intensive Care, Emergency, High Dependency and Extended Care. There are amazing learning and networking opportunities for our SRH medical students, who also enjoy working in such a modern, state-of-the-art facility.

Read more about the Orange Health Service


Dudley Private Hospital - Orange

Dudley Private Hospital is a 57 bed facility that has been serving the Orange community since 1915. It provides a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, rehabilitation and psychiatric services. The hospital has three Operating Theatres and one Procedure Room. Apart from general medical and surgical beds there are seven licensed rehabilitation beds and a 13 bed mental health unit, known as the Dudley Clinic.


What past SRH students had to say about Dubbo and Orange hospitals

  • 'The clinical experience in Dubbo is excellent! The hospital provides a very engaging and supportive environment for developing your core skills and the regional location allows for unforgettable experiences.' - Jessica, 3rd Year SRH Student
  • 'I enjoyed the access to the highly-experienced consultants in Orange, who were far easier to approach and more readily available, than I found back in the metro school' - Alister, 3rd Year SRH Student
  • 'The practical experience you receive at a regional hospital is amazing. Students are able to scrub in eight times a day, instead of eight times a week!' - George, 3rd Year SRH Student
  • 'There is a much better student to doctor ratio, allowing for more one-on-one teaching, great mentoring, as well as hands-on experiences' - Bec, 3rd Year SRH Student