Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has met the new cohort of medical staff who have commenced working at both Grafton Base and Maclean District Hospitals.
“Junior doctors, resident medical officers and registrars taking up positions with the Clarence Health Service is the best possible news in these still worrying times” Mr Gulaptis said.
“These five young people have chosen a great place to progress their careers and hopefully their families here in the beautiful dynamic Clarence Valley.”
The new medical staff are as follows:
- Dr Vanessa Hewitt is a Paediatric Registrar and is continuing her final year training at GBH with the intention of settling in the region. Vanessa was named as joint winner of GP Synergy’s North Coast Registrar of the Year last year, recognising her commitment to quality general practice education and training.
- Dr Myra Pritchett is a third year Registrar who lives in Yamba with her family and is commencing her 24 months Core Generalist Training at Maclean District Hospital.
- Dr Wesley Soh will take up a trainee post with the orthopaedic specialists in Grafton who have built an excellent reputation for joint replacement procedures with short recovery times.
- Dr Alex Lee, a Lismore Hospital resident medical officer, will be completing a 10 week rural site rotation at Grafton.
- Dr Jon Quin from Lismore Hospital is going to Maclean District Emergency Department and will be working with Rural Generalists in the hospital and this will provide them with the opportunity to appreciate and better experience the important role Rural Generalist in rural communities. Junior doctors will rotate from Lismore hospitals every 10 weeks during 2022.
Mr Gulaptis has also encouraged young Clarence locals to consider a career with NSW Health.
For further information visit the careers page at health.nsw.gov.au.