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Newsroom Releases 2014 August Take a look at Townsville’s innovative new health hub

22/08/2014
Take a look at Townsville’s innovative new health hub
The innovative and modern health facilities at JCUHealth allied health clinics will be open to the public for the first time this Sunday, during JCU’s Open Day in Townsville.

Take a look at Townsville’s innovative new health hub

The innovative and modern health facilities at JCUHealth allied health clinics will be open to the public for the first time this Sunday, during JCU’s Open Day in Townsville.

The facility offers a wide range of health services, including General Practice, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, an Inter-professional Clinic, Speech Pathology and Psychology.

Many of the clinics relocated into JCU’s Clinical Practice Building (CPB) at the end of 2013, and the last two clinics moved in April this year.

Associate Professor Bev Raasch, Clinical Director, JCUHealth said Sunday would be an exciting day, with a variety of information sessions, free health assessments, tours and displays available to the public.

“We would really encourage the public, JCU staff, students and prospective JCU students to take this opportunity to walk around the JCUHealth clinics which are spread across 2 floors in the CPB,” Associate Professor Raasch said.

“The clinics offer a professional health service not only to the JCU community but to all of Townsville.”

JCUHealth is a patient-focused health care facility which also provides an opportunity for JCU students to work alongside the clinicians to gain first hand experience.

Other health services in the CPB include the state-of-the-art JCU Dental and recently opened Queensland X-Ray practice.

Associate Professor Raasch said both of these would also be open to the public for tours behind the scenes. Woolworths, BWS, Jamaica Blue Café and Alive Pharmacy will also be open and trading this Sunday.

Media contact for interviews: A/Prof Bev Raasch, Clinical Director JCUHealth, tel: 0418 907 209

Attached are some photos of some of the JCUHealth clinics.

For more information on JCUHealth (including more images) contact: Cindy McCutchan: 4781 5229 or 0409 155 691 or visit www.jcuhealth.com.au

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014.

Time: 12 noon to 4pm.

Location: JCU Townsville campus, Douglas.

JCU Media Liaison: Caroline Kaurila, tel: (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175

First published August 22, 2014