Sunshine Coast Health Institute
Teaching and research will be integral to Sunshine Coast University Hospital's service provision, governance and models of care.
The Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) is an essential element of the vision for the new public hospital, which is to 'provide excellent care through collaboration, enquiry and education'.
The SCHI will deliver on this commitment by developing knowledge through research to contribute to national and international improvements in patient care, and by educating and training future generations of staff.
As an integral part of the Sunshine Coast Health Campus, the SCHI's dedicated and integrated research and learning spaces will enable health professionals to participate in teaching, research and clinical practice in one convenient location.
The SCHI will be delivered as a partnership between Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and leading providers of tertiary education, skills training and research, including the University of the Sunshine Coast, TAFE Queensland East Coast and a university that will deliver medical education.
The SCHI will feature space shared with these partners to deliver:
- multiple education programs to train existing health professionals across a wide range of disciplines
- hands-on clinical training for students studying to become health professionals, or health professionals undertaking post-graduate training
- clinical and innovative research.
The SCHI has been developed to combine clinical unit-based decentralised education and research with a centralised education and research centre. The SCHI provides a range of shared facilities including simulation suites, wet and dry research spaces, an auditorium and library facilities.
SCHI partners are agreed that all research and education activity which takes place in SCHI will clearly relate to healthcare and focus on improving health outcomes for the community it serves. The SCHI aims to lead a culture of education, research, safety and quality improvement in healthcare.