Site detail54

Name and address of main site

Broken Hill UDRH
PO Box 457
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Number and location of additional sites (with office space, personnel)


Mission Statement

The BH UDRH aims to contribute to national initiatives that increase the recruitment and retention of rural health professionals and improve the quality and appropriateness of health care for rural Australians.

This is achieved by offering accessible and flexible educational and vocational training programs of high quality and relevance, by conducting research to improve rural health practice and the health of rural communities and by engaging effectively in regional, governmental, professional and community consultations and initiatives.

Start date


Total staffing numbers


Student numbers

1-2 w Under

2+w Under

1-2 w Post

2+w Post



2008 (Jan-June)


Capital works and facilities as at July 2008

Broken Hill

  • Corrindah Court
    • 3 auditoriums each seating 30 people, with digital projectors and surround sound, video-conferencing x1
    • 1 meeting room with video-conferencing
    • 24hr computer lab
    • Library and full-time librarian with collection covering medicine, nursing, Aboriginal health, rural and remote health issues and research methodology
  • Student accomodation
    • Broken Hill: 17 rooms
    • Wilcannia: 4 rooms
    • Menindee, Wentworth, Bourke, Brewarrina: 2 rooms each

    Main areas of research interest

    Our research context is remote and indigenous health
    Our main areas of research interest are:
    • workforce
    • mental health and chronic disease
    • lead and public health

    54Data and information provided by the UDRH, as at August 2008, unless otherwise specified.
    55Figures sourced from 2007 six-monthly reports