Broken Hill Health - The outback meets Psychs on Bikes


Article by Julia 01 Jul 2022
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Discover the renowned outback city of Broken Hill where history and community collide.

From ochre earth to a vibrant arts scene - let us take you to Broken Hill.

Dr Christine l' Anson went to Broken Hill to work as a trainee GP and she fell in love with the place, so much so that she decided to move there in January 2013.

"My placement became my lifestyle over the past 9 years; I loved being a part of this amazing community ."

She then went into mental health and psychiatry, and did some locum work with Medrecruit in early 2016 but remained living in Broken Hill

Christine was placed at Broken Hill Base Hospital, a 98-bed rural teaching hospital offering a wide variety of services including 24-hour emergency and maternity services.

Operating as a major rural referral centre, Broken Hill Hospital also provides a wide range of primary and community health services.

"Broken Hill is an easygoing community to live in. It offers very affordable housing and an affordable lifestyle" explained Christine.

On her days off Christine spent time enjoying the unique scenery in this hot and sub-arid city.

Broken Hill offers a diverse range of landscapes, each as breathtaking as the last. Explore wetlands and lakes to spectacular flat-topped mesas and red desert plains. The stunning colours and perfect light have made the town a source of inspiration for filmmakers and artists.

As Australia’s oldest mining town, and first heritage-listed city, Broken Hill has a colonial history dating back to the 1880s and is filled with mining landmarks and heritage-listed sites.

"Broken Hill has a lot of amazing history and is the first entire town to be historically listed in Australia"

A vibrant arts scene has found its way into the community, allowing you to spend your days off exploring amazing galleries, famous sculptures, and cool cafes, all nestled against rugged outback scenery.

"I was very attracted to the quaint art galleries (more than 37 of them) situated in and out of Broken Hill. Not to mention the very iconic town "Silverton" just 22 kilometers down the road. "

"I found the semi-desert scenery amazing and very panoramic, filled with salt bushes, amazing sunrises, and sunsets."

During her time at Broken Hill, Christine helped organised a Broken Hill visit from Psychs on Bikes. Psychs on Bikes is a group of motorcycle-riding health care professionals who decided to journey across the Nullarbor visiting eight remote towns and providing free health checks to the local community.

If you are interested in escaping to Broken Hill for a locum placement or a permanent role, we can help. Let us take you to the middle of nowhere...

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