Facilities

The Centres for Rural and Remote Health have teaching facilities in Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach and Weipa.

Each centre offers multiple lecture and tutorial rooms, state-of-the-art video-conferencing technology, and clinical simulation facilities for teaching and learning in outback Queensland.

Facilities can be booked by contacting the MICRRH office on (07) 4745 4500 or via micrrh.admin@jcu.edu.au.

Video-conference facilities

MICRRH has 10 lecture rooms equipped with video-conference equipment for staff and students to support learning and teaching. Lectures are broadcast live via from JCU's Townsville and Cairns campuses and viewed by students who are on placement or studying locally in Mount Isa. Similarly, lectures are also broadcast live from Mount Isa to other venues.

Apart from these units being heavily used for learning and teaching purposes, they are also used most commonly for meetings, public lectures, inter-campus seminars and by other private and partner organisations.

Video-conferencing facilities are also used by Queensland Health, Medicare Local, Gidgee Healing and Headspace to connect with meetings and seminars and to host educational sessions for their staff.

To book a video-conference room, contact MICRRH Administration on (07) 4745 4500 or by email to micrrh.admin@jcu.edu.au

Yacca Library

The Yacca Library is located at Block A, adjacent to MICRRH. It offers a research and study hub for Queensland Health staff, medical and nursing students and local health professionals, as well as:

  • Clinical texts and DVDs for loan
  • Areas for study and research
  • Printer, scanner and photocopier
  • A libguide for library users
  • Computers to access JCU databases and library catalogue, CKN and the Queensland Health Libraries catalogue
  • Tutorial room with video conferencing equipment.
  • The Library is also available to assist with:

    The Yacca Library is named after the Kalkadoon Black Cockatoo Dreaming.

    Tjirtamai Hall

    Tjirtamai is a Kalkadoon word, meaning to care.

    Tjirtamai Hall functions as the base for the North West Community Rehabilitation Project, which is a collaboration between North West Hospital and Health Service and MICRRH.

    Tjirtamai Hall is also used for conferences, education sessions, and other functions. It can fit up to 100 people (theatre style) or 60 people (tables and chairs). Tjirtamai Hall has state-of-the-art video-conferencing and presentation facililities.

    Local health services can book educational sessions and meetings in Tjirtamai hall. Please call (07) 4745 4500 for further information.