Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) will feature at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show in a bid to showcase the exciting career and lifestyle opportunities awaiting health professionals this side of the Blue Mountains.
Western NSW LHD Chief Executive Ron Dunham said the exhibit will focus on promoting our Health District as a refreshing and rewarding place to live and work.
“We will not only be highlighting the work/life balance that country living offers, but also the marked differences in housing affordability, education opportunities and financial incentive to make the move to the Western NSW Local Health District.
“The exhibit will be manned by a team of health professionals, many of whom can personally vouch for making the tree change.” Mr Dunham said.
The Western NSW Local Health District achieved great success and recognition as the 2011 Australian National Field Days Feature Exhibit and identified the Royal Easter Show as an opportunity to build on that exposure and continue the proactive recruitment approach.
“A work/life balance is a dream for many ambitious individuals, couples and families. That dream can certainly be a reality outside of the city. In many cases these people can’t take the time out of their busy life to inspect what is on offer over that Great Divide, so we want to come to them and put the offer on a platter. I think they’ll find it’s just too good to refuse.” Mr Dunham said
The exhibit will target people who have grown up in the country but are currently living and working in Sydney and may wish to return to a country lifestyle and also city people looking for a rural change.
“We deliver health care to approximately 260,000 people residing in rural and remote parts of the state, and we are always looking to recruit more health professionals to help up cover this area which encompasses 28 Local Government Areas.” Mr Dunham said.
The innovative recruitment drive will focus on both general health and mental health career opportunities. The Y not make it You Mental Health recruitment drive for Orange and Dubbo will be a feature of the exhibit and marketing collateral will provide food for thought and helpful recruitment links for interested people to investigate further.
“There are really exciting advances across a wide range of health services, including significant expansion in mental health services, oncology and a range of specialty services. We are looking for people across a variety of professions, including nurses, doctors, allied health staff and skilled health professionals,” said Mr Dunham.
The Western NSW LHD exhibit will be at the Sydney Royal Easter Show from the 5 – 17 April 2012 at Sydney Olympic Park, in the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Area.
For more information please contact Public Affairs Manager Rebekah Bullock on 0407 959 781 or Country Careers Consultant Annie Dwyer on 0407 894 381.