Faculty of Health

University recognised at prestigious Master Builders Tasmania Excellence Awards

The University of Tasmania’ teaching and learning facility at Mount St Vincent Nursing Home, Ulverstone, received an accolade at the recent Master Builders Tasmania 2016 Excellence Awards.

Vos Construction & Joinery Pty Ltd won the ‘New construction – under $1 million’ category at the awards for its work constructing the facility, which was opened in September 2015.

The facility is a joint initiative of the University of Tasmania and the Mt St Vincent Nursing Home, and received Commonwealth funding.

It provides increased training capacity and supports medical, nursing and paramedic students to take aged care clinical placements at Mt St Vincent Nursing Home.

The centre also allows aged care staff to participate in further training, health promotion activities and research projects.

The facility was recently a finalist in the 2016 Tasmanian Architecture Awards.