Although MSS appreciates that all rural health professionals should be able to have access to clinical training and professional development, the company decided that in order to develop and deliver a site specific programme only seven rural hospitals would be chosen to participate initially.  This would ensure that each site would receive the support and technical training required to receive and participate in virtual sessions.  Consequently MSS invited rural hospitals throughout New Zealand to submit an Expression of Interest to be part of this program.  Twelve hospitals submitted and six sites have duly been selected.

The criteria for hospital selection included:

The six sites successfully selected are as follows: