New nurses welcomed to the Cootamundra electorate
Ten new nurses have commenced work at hospitals across the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, the Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson said today.
Graduate nurses and graduate midwives have joined the ranks at Cootamundra, Gundagai, Narrandera, Temora, West Wyalong and Young Hospitals.
“In December last year I was pleased to attend the graduation of nurses from Cootamundra TAFE and I am delighted that many of these nurses will remain in our community,” Katrina said.
“I’m also delighted to be in Cootamundra today and meet the two new graduate nurses who have taken up positions at the Cootamundra Hospital.
Katrina said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has made a record investment in the recruitment of nurses and midwives.
“More than 5,300 nurses and midwives have joined the health system since we came to office, taking the state’s nursing and midwifery workforce to more than 49,000,” Katrina said.
“In this year alone, more than 2,000 graduate nurses and midwives will join the system, helping us achieve our commitment to increase the nursing and midwifery workforce in this term of government.”
Katrina said just over a quarter of the new nurses and midwives will spend their graduate year in rural and regional hospitals.
“I’m delighted these new nurses will commence employment in the Cootamundra electorate, joining local hospitals and delivering quality care to the community,” said Katrina.
“These newly graduated nurses will spend their graduate year learning and developing their skills in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
“I wish the new nurses and midwives beginning work this year all the very best. They are learning from the best and are in very capable hands.”