More than 100 graduate nurses and midwives will start working in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) hospitals this year as part of their annual new graduate intake.
WNSWLHD Nursing and Midwifery Transition and Workforce Manager, Jackie Corliss, extended a warm welcome to the new nursing and midwifery recruits.
“We’re so excited to have 104 new recruits joining us. We wish them well as they embark on this unique and rewarding career.
"The recruits will be based across the District, including ten mental health nurses located at Bloomfield Hospital,” said Ms Corliss.
More than 54,000 nurses and midwives currently work in the NSW public health system, an increase of 24.7 per cent since 2011.
The NSW Government has invested in a record total 8,300 frontline health staff over four years, including an additional 5,000 nurses and midwives, including mental health and palliative care nurses.
WNSWLHD graduates from February 2021 cohort will work in the following hospitals:
• Bathurst Health Service – 12 nurses
• Orange Health Service –16 nurses, 1 registered midwife
• Dubbo Health Service – 28 nurses, 2 registered midwives
• Bloomfield Campus – 10 registered nurses
• Metro/ Rural Exchange Program – 4 registered nurses, 2 registered midwives
• Southern Cluster – 11 registered nurses
• Northern Cluster – 7 registered nurses
• Central Cluster – 11 registered nurses.