Bankstown Lidcombe

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


Eldridge Road, BANKSTOWN NSW 2200


Manager / Contact

Matthew TINDALL - Head of Department (02) 9722 7151


No of FYGs


No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

27 FTE, 3 FTE Assistants

No of hospital beds


FYG Clinical Rotations

3 months - Acute Care ICU/HDU/Surgical Ward (includes one weekend day and 4 weekday shifts)

3 months - Orthopaedics - with the possibility of some Musculoskeletal Outpatient experience

3 months - Rehabilitation - Acute Stroke/Stroke Rehab or General Rehabilitation

3 months - secondment to Grafton Hospital - this usually includes experience in Wards and Outpatients 


Working hours

830am-5pm OR 8am-430pm with an Allocated Day Off (ADO) every month.

Employed under a 7-day roster (primarily Mon-Fri, but could involve weekend shifts primarily on acute rotation)


Weekend shifts

Staff are rostered as part of a 7-day roster - involving some weekday and weekend/public holiday work.

As such, new graduates will be required to work some weekend and public holiday shifts.

Evening shifts

There is no evening shift, but staff are rostered "on-call" for after hours coverage


Short-term accommodation may be available.




The Hospital is well situated with easy access from most parts of Sydney.

It is located close to an M5 exit.

A local bus service has bus stops at the Hospital and the Hospital is within walking distance from Bankstown Railway station.

There is also street parking as well as access to the Hospital Car Park (if preferred).





Orientation Process

The Local Health District and Hospital has an orientation program (on-line and face to face components).

Orientation to the Physiotherapy Department also occurs - which also incorporates specific orientation to the relevant clinical areas/rotations.


Education programs

The Physiotherapy Department runs a regular inservice programme in addition to Staff Meeting presentations and Clinical Area Inservices.

The Department is continuing to develop a strong evidence based practice focus.

Further continuing education is encouraged by the Health Service.

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

Experience/interest in the areas of clincial rotations (Acute, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation - Stroke/General), Outpatients and rural would be advantageous

Social Activities

Local sporting clubs and facilities available (pools, gyms). Close to large shopping centres, cinemas etc. The Department is quite a social and supportive Department.

Support Mechanisms

Throughout each rotation - Senior staff are available to provide support and supervision.

Regular supervison sessions will be planned as well as a performance review - completed by i)the New Graduate and the ii)Senior at the end of each 3-month rotation. 

Staff are also able to access support for other personal matters through the Employee Assisastance Program (EAP) - a Counselling service provided to staff.

Annual Leave Policy

For every 3 months of work - a week of Annual Leave is accrued.

New Graduates can apply to take Annual Leave within their 'Allocation' year, based on the Leave they have accrued and the availability of dates requested within that clinical area (as per the process for all staff in the Department).