A new allied health centre at Flinders University is combining cutting-edge research and technology to offer the South Australian community affordable optometry, physiotherapy, hearing and speech pathology services.
The expansion of Flinders Vision at Flinders University’s Sturt campus, called Flinders Health2GO, will also train the next generation of health experts by offering placements for students studying relevant courses in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with hands-on training provided by leading clinicians.
Clinic manager David Jacobs says the expanded clinic will run as a standard practice open to the general public while also offering improved treatment services to Flinders domestic and international students, staff and their families.
“Flinders Health2GO is a state-of-the-art clinic that will provide a range of health services to Flinders staff and students and to the broader community,” Mr Jacobs says.
“Our focus is on delivering the highest standards of advice and care to our clients. We are also in the process of expanding the range of services we offer to help meet some of the service gaps in the local health care market.”
Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President and Executive Dean, Flinders College of Nursing and Health Sciences, says Flinders Health2GO will strengthen clinical training opportunities by utilising cutting-edge technologies in collaboration with its expanded services.
“This is a great initiative for the public and for our students. It’s a ‘one-stop shop’ for people who need to check out their eyes, hearing, exercise and nutrition advice and generally how they can take better care of themselves.
“It’s also a great experience for our students who learn to focus on the client and deliver an integrated, high quality service,” Professor Kitson says.
Flinders Health2GO is located in the Sturt precinct of the University’s Bedford Park campus, adjacent to the Optometry and Vision Science department.
New services on offer
Assisting people with eye health problems through general eye tests, this service includes a Diabetic Eye Clinic, Stroke and Brain Injury rehabilitation clinic, Australia’s only Autism Centre, plus clinics dedicated to children’s vision, low vision, contact lenses, and aviation, sport and occupational vision requirements.
Hearing-related clinical services provided by experienced, university qualified audiologists dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standards of audiology and professional hearing care.
Comprehensive physiotherapy assessment and management, plus a range of pain and injury management, sports analysis, risk identification and post operative management.
- Speech pathology
Clinical services for young children provided by experienced speech therapists in a client-focused environment.