Official Opening of the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute
The University of Newcastle Clinical School and Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care was officially opened today by the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said “The University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute is the culmination of years of collaboration, hard work and dedication to see more opportunities for local residents through a world-class university campus where health, education and research will come together”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and State Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the NSW Government was proud to partner with the Federal Government and University of Newcastle as part of the $72.5 million investment into the Central Coast region. “This is just the start of what’s to come for our region, I look forward to seeing continual growth for all industries across the Central Coast,” Mr Crouch said.
University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky, AO said “Our University has had a long commitment to the Central Coast through our Ourimbah campus and today’s opening in Gosford represents the next phase of our commitment. The completion of the University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School and Central Coast Research Institute supports our University’s vision for an integrated multi-campus program that meets the needs of the growing Central Coast community now and into the future.
Central Coast Local Health District Chief Executive Scott McLachlan said the official opening represented a real landmark moment in realising a healthy and vibrant future for the Central Coast. Highlighting the CCRI is a flagship program, Mr McLachlan said “Our researchers will have a hub from which to develop new models of integrated care that are focused on providing better patient experiences and enable people to live healthier lives. It’s a really exciting time for the Coast, and you only have to walk around this impressive building to feel a real buzz of energy about the place already”.