Forbes Hospital

Participating hospital information updated Friday 29th July 2016. Please contact specific hospitals if further information is required.


Lot 1 Elgin Street Forbes, NSW 2871


Manager / Contact

Debi Jakes

No of FYGs

1 new grad PT

No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

1 F/T, 1 F/T PTA

No of hospital beds


FYG Clinical Rotations

  • General Medical
  • Sub - acute rehabilitation
  • Ambulatory care

Working hours

Weekend shifts


Evening shifts



Yes, a variety of council and hospital accommodation available both in Parkes and Forbes ranging from $50/wk to $150.



Orientation Process

Contact and information on confirmation of allocation. Tours of accommodation and department provided on request prior to start either in Dec or Jan to both Parkes and Forbes. New graduate will begin orientation at Parkes and will spend time working at Forbes hospital at arranged dates. Orientation to St Vincents hospital will occur whilst on secondment.

Education programs

Monthly PT inservice program. Webinars through World Health Webinars and APA.

Private new graduate facebook page.

Clinical Supervision arrangements facilitated.

Monthly regional area PT teleconference inservices.

Pre-Requisites e.g. D/L; Interest in clinical areas relevant to facility

Social Activities

  • Lachlan River and Aquatic centre for waterskiing in town.
  • Dragon Boating on river.
  • Wide range of sports.
  • Trundle hotel and Albert’s Rabbit Trap hotel.
  • Utes in the Paddock at Ootha.
  • 2 hours to Mudgee wine tasting, 1 hour to Orange food destinations.
  • 1.5 hours to Dubbo Western Plains Zoo or Wellington Caves, giant Australian dinosaurs.
  • Canowindra Fish Fossil Museum.
  • Antique Car museums 2 hours to Temora aviation museum with regular airshows.
  • Modern cafes and shops.

Support Mechanisms

Annual Leave Policy