The peak body for emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand has announced that more than $10.7 million has been awarded to regional and rural hospitals across Australia to deliver emergency medicine training.

Under the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s (ACEM) Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) program, education, training and supervision are provided by College Fellows for non-specialist emergency medicine doctors and other health professionals working in emergency departments and urgent care services, with a focus on rural, regional and remote locations.

EMET is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health.

ACEM contracts with a Hub hospital, typically a larger regional hospital, to deliver EMET activities, including training and supervision to hospitals and emergency services within their region or network.

 ACEM supports 50 EMET Hubs; the list of Hubs that have been awarded funding for 2018-2020 including the Mildura Base Hospital.