HELPING HAND: Griffith University medical students will be working alongside South Burnett First Aid at community events while on placement at Kingaroy Hospital for 12 months.
HELPING HAND: Griffith University medical students will be working alongside South Burnett First Aid at community events while on placement at Kingaroy Hospital for 12 months. Claudia Williams

Students team up with volunteers to aid Burnett

MEDICAL students will make the most of their year in the South Burnett by volunteering with South Burnett First Aid at community events.

"The public see and meet health professionals mainly for GP or emergency or first aid. If we are involved in first aid it is a good way for us to connect to the community,” Griffith University student Joanna Lee said.

"We are only here for a year so we are making the most of it.”

Queensland Rural Medical Education have teamed up with South Burnett Aid to provide the best care at not-for-profit community events such as campdrafts, shows and rodeos.

In addition to providing treatment at events, the boost in numbers means the students will be able to help the volunteers run free mini-health stops at the events.

The medical students will master their first aid and pre-hospital medicine skills with the volunteers while completing their 12-month placement working under doctors at Kingaroy Hospital.

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