Teaching Hospitals

Dubbo Base Hospital

Dubbo Base Hospital services about 15% of the NSW land mass and a population of approximately 160,000. It is currently undergoing a $91 million redevelopment, which will secure Dubbo as the major rural referral centre and acute care hospital for specialty services. The redevelopment will provide a combination of new purpose-built infrastructure and refurbishment works, upgrading the highest priority clinical services (including surgical, maternity and renal services). The new state-of-the-art facilities will also help attract and retain a skilled medical workforce and provide a higher standard of amenity for patients and carers.

Read more about the Dubbo Hospital redevelopment.

'The clinical experience in Dubbo is excellent! The hospital provides a very engaging and supportive environment for developing your core skills and the rural location allows for unforgettable experiences such as Royal Flying Doctor flights and psychiatry outreach in the outback.' - Jessica, 2014 3rd Year Student.

Dubbo Base Hospital is only a short walk from the University of Sydney, School of Rural Health Campus.


Dubbo Private Hospital

The Dubbo Private Hospital is a 51 bed medical, surgical and post-natal hospital located in Dubbo. Dubbo Private Hospital services Dubbo and the surrounding catchment. Dubbo Private Hospital 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.


Lourdes Hospital

Lourdes Hospital & Community Service provides aged care and support service professionals who promote quality of life for people with an injury or disability and for older members of the community. Lourdes Hospital is primarily a rehabilitation hospital which caters to a variety of different needs. These needs can include, stoke patients, orthopaedic, amputees, and brain injury.

Lourdes Hospital is only a five minute walk from the School of Rural Health.

Orange Health Service

Orange Health Service's new hospital opened in March 2011 on the Bloomfield site. It is the largest rural hospital in NSW, comprising 520 beds that include mental health and forensic psychiatry - Bloomfield Hospital having been the major psychiatric referral hospital for western NSW and the new campus continuing that role. The mental health component of the Orange Health Service is one of a kind in NSW and provides both State and Area services in child and adolescence, Geriatrics, forensics, rehabilitation, adult acute, mental health intensive care, high dependency and extended care.

What our past students had to say:

  • 'I enjoyed the access to consultants who were far easier to approach and more readily available, than my experience back in the metro school' - Alister, 2013 3rd Year Student
  • 'Students are able to scrub in eight times a day, instead of eight times a week!' - George, 2013 3rd Year Student
  • 'Better student to doctor ratio, allowing for more one on one teaching as well as hands on experiences' - Bec, 2013, 3rd Year Student


Dudley Private Hospital

Dudley Private Hospital is a 57 bed facility that 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.

Dudley Private Hospital has been serving the Orange community since 1915.