Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today welcomed 68 medical graduates to Central Coast Local Health District, part of the 2020 annual intake of intern doctors funded by the NSW Government.
Mr Crouch said the new intern doctors would perform a vital role at the frontline of the health system.
“These 68 new medical graduates will be based at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals as part of their two year contract,” Mr Crouch said.
“As the proud husband of a nurse at Gosford Hospital I know that the medical workforce is the backbone of our health care system.
“I would like to wish our intern doctors every success as they progress their careers.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said each medical graduate would benefit from training with experienced medical professionals.
“At the end of their first year each intern doctor will have obtained general registration with the Medical Board of Australia. The second year focuses on consolidating professional practice and experience,” Mr Martin said.
“Across NSW there are 1,027 intern doctors beginning work this week, which is an increase of 257 positions or 33 per cent since 2011.”
The NSW Government has also pledged $2.8 billion over the next four years to recruit 8,300 additional frontline health workers, including at least 412 on the Central Coast.