Research & Teaching

South Coast Private has strong relationships and partnerships with a number of professional bodies, related charities, associations and teaching organisations. Our hospital has a Memorandum of Understanding and affiliation with the University of Wollongong.

South Coast Private Medical Advisory Committee

Under the guidance of Associate Professor and Medical Director of South Coast Private, our experienced psychiatrists from the Illawarra region have been closely involved in the planning and services at South Coast Private and continue to be involved in the operations of our hospital. The South Coast Private Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) consists of highly experienced Illawara based psychiatrists who meet regularly to facilitate the interaction between Evolution Healthcare and appropriate mental health professionals.

University of Wollongong – MoU

South Coast Private’s affiliation with the University of Wollongong is long-standing and based on mutual collaborations in pursuant of common goals of promoting excellence in the education and clinical practice of health services. These collaborative activities will include:

(a) facilitating student clinical placements across relevant disciplines at UOW

(b) jointly funding positions to benefit both parties

(c) provision of professional development training

(d) engaging UOW staff on a consultancy basis, and

(e) planning and conducting collaborative research projects

“We are continuing to further the advancements in mental care in our communities with the provision of new and innovative patient programs. I would like to recognise the growing partnership and close affiliation with the University of Wollongong through our Memorandum of Understanding.”

Ben Thynne, Managing Director, Evolution Healthcare

South Coast Private and University of Wollongong

“I would like to acknowledge the wonderful patients who have been treated and resided at our hospital, the local community who have warmly embraced us, our tireless committed staff who continue to serve our clinicians and our burgeoning relationship with the University of Wollongong through our mutual collaboration and affiliation.” Kim Capp, General Manager and Director of Nursing at South Coast Private