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Thursday Island - Torres Strait

AITHM has recently completed a $6.3M Clinical Research and Training facility on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. The facility is adjacent to the Torres Strait Hospital and will enable research, training and community engagement in a site which is highly vulnerable to disease incursion. Its location is critical to investigation of biosecurity threats on Australia’s northern border. In addition, the community space will provide an ideal platform for engagement and collaboration with the Torres Strait community and the hospital service. The building was completed in 2017 and planning is underway for an official opening later this year.