The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has officially opened the Wantirna Health Education Precinct.
Nursing, medical and allied health students will benefit from the new precinct which provides interdisciplinary learning for students in a collaborative health environment.
The $2.1 million precinct was funded by the Federal Government, Deakin University, Monash University and Eastern Health. The Federal Government contributed $1.2 million.
The precinct includes a 50 seat seminar room, tutorial rooms and offices, as well as links to a health simulation centre and associated technologies.
The precinct will provide students the opportunity for greater collaboration between disciplines, resulting in better patient outcomes.
Mr Tudge said the new precinct was a welcome addition to education services in Knox.
“This is a major boost for our medical and nursing students in Knox.
“This precinct means Wantirna will be a key clinical placement location for nursing, medical and allied health students from across the state,” said Mr Tudge.