Maroba Aged Care
Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame
This year, Maroba Aged Care Facility is being inducted into the Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame. Since 2012, they have been providing dynamic work-readiness placements for students across speech pathology, and other allied health programs.
Utilising a multidisciplinary approach, the placements work symbiotically for the benefit of students, residents, families of residents, staff and the wider community. At Maroba, fostering close relationships between stakeholders is always a priority. Even during the pandemic, the organisation welcomed students’ involvement in online (zoom) sessions with residents, which not only helped them master important telehealth skills, but was also a vital morale booster for elderly residents. “It’s been an excellent program for students to get really hands-on experience, understand their idiosyncrasies and for residents to get supervised care in all its forms,” says CEO Viv Allanson. Maroba Aged Care continues to play an influential role in the lives of future leaders in our health system and we’re so glad we can acknowledge them in this way.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.