A record 113 new nurses and midwives will launch their careers and begin working at Gosford, Wyong and Woy Woy Hospitals this year, part of the annual graduate intake.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said nurses and midwives play a crucial role in the health system.
“Around the clock, 365 days a year, our nurses and midwives are on the front line of the NSW health system,” Mr Crouch said.
“Being the very proud husband of a nurse gives me a unique insight into the dedication of our local health staff. I know that working as a health care professional is more than a job, it’s a vocation.
“I can’t thank our new graduates enough for choosing a career in caring for the sick and vulnerable in our community.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said investment in health infrastructure and health staff is at a record high.
“During 16 years of Labor we saw thousands of hospital beds closed despite the NSW population growing, including the closure of the local rehabilitation unit at Woy Woy,” Mr Martin said.
“This stands in stark contrast to our Government’s record $2.8 billion investment to boost the ranks of frontline health staff by 8,300, including 5,000 nurses and midwives over four years.”
The 113 new nurses and midwives will work at Gosford, Wyong and Woy Woy Hospitals in all clinical areas, including critical care, paediatrics, aged care, mental health, operating theatres, rehabilitation, drug and alcohol, maternity, medical and surgical specialties.
For more information, go to: www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment.