Derby Hospital

District General Hospital | Derby, Australia

Hospital description

Derby hospital is located in the Kimberley area of Western Australia, the population of this region is approximately half Aborigine and incorporates three different language groups. It is a small, well-appointed rural hospital serving a population of approximately 3,000. Historically, Derby has a strong association with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, the Kimberley base for which was established there in 1955. There are a number of specialist Clinics run from the Derby Aboriginal Health Service (associated with the hospital), these include Podiatrists and Optometrists. The hospital also provides care for the hundreds of remote communities and pastoral stations around Derby.

As a rural placement, enquiries about this elective should initially be placed through the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA). The RCSWA will enquire at the hospital, and others in rural WA, regarding the opportunity of a placement. There is a faculty fee for this process that will be determined with the University of Western Australia.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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