About the Centre or Rural and Remote Mental Health
“The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) is a major rural initiative of the Faculty of Health and Medicine and the NSW Ministry of Health, providing leadership in rural and remote mental health research and program delivery, and working closely with rural communities and partners to provide evidence-based service design, delivery and education. It is based in Orange NSW and accommodates the John Hoskin Library and employs one librarian.
The Library is part of the University of Newcastle with a research focus. It specifically provides information and publications relevant to rural and remote mental health. It is available to CRRMH University staff and for health professionals employed through the Western NSW Local Health District, university students, patients, carers and members of the public. The Library also includes the Bloomfield Hospital library collection and resources from the University of Newcastle.
About John Hoskin and library naming
In November 2007, the CRRMH Library was named the John Hoskin Library to formally recognise Dr John Hoskin’s donation of resources to the library and the contributions he made to the Centre. Dr Hoskin, a retired Psychiatrist and former Medical Superintendent of Bloomfield Hospital donated a significant part of his personal collection of resources, including books on mental health, politics and society.
John Hoskin holds a significant affiliation with the CRRMH as he played a major role in initiating its concept.
The Western NSW LHD Catalogue is available to all area health staff. You can check what resources are available through the area health libraries.
Please click on the following for access to the catalogue
The Ask the Librarian feature enables you to send any inquires, for instance on borrowing items, article requests, research, or any other area of interest. Please feel free to send any inquires to the Librarian
For issues relating to correct use of materials, for instance, photocopying, printing and using electronic resources for research purposes it is important to know the guidelines concerning correct practice. Please see the following for information about Copyright