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30 January 2024 Posted by 


Healthcare boost extends across NSW
THE Central Coast community will benefit from a major boost to its local medical workforce with 70 medical graduate interns starting work in local public hospitals this month, the Minister for Health Ryan Park has announced.
Interns are medical graduates who have completed their medical degree and are required to complete a supervised year of practice to become independent practitioners.
The interns will work with and learn from NSW Health’s experienced and highly skilled medical staff in one of the world’s best health systems.
The new doctors starting their internship will be entering a training program with networked hospitals throughout the state, providing formal and on-the-job training.
They receive two-year contracts to rotate between metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals to ensure the diversity of their experience.
They also rotate across different specialties during the intern year, including surgery, medicine and emergency medicine.
The NSW Government is undertaking an ambitious plan to rebuild the state’s health workforce, including through:
Implementing safe staffing levels of nurses and midwives beginning in our emergency departments.
Saving 1,112 temporary nurses by making them permanent.
Abolishing the wages cap and delivering record pay increases for nurses, paramedics another health workers as well as salary packaging.
Beginning to roll out 500 additional paramedics in regional, rural and remote communities; and
Doubling the health worker study subsidies.
Minister for Central Coast, David Harris said he welcomed the 70 new junior doctors who will play an important role across the Central Coast in keeping our communities safe.
“It has been tough for our health workers who have been left under resourced and the NSW Government plan to rebuild the health workforce,” he said.
Member for the Entrance, David Mehan said: “The past couple of years have been a challenge for our health workers. We are investing and boosting our health workforce to improve health outcomes, it’s as simple as hat.”
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch said: “Over the past 12 years, our health workers have been left under-resourced and underpaid. Weave committed investing our health care system again, ensuring that the teams that are there for us in our most vulnerable moments are looked after.
“The simple fact is that when we have a well-resourced healthcare system, we see improved health outcomes across our community. Ensuring that our hospitals have adequate staff to do what they do best is the absolute bedrock of ensuring these outcomes."


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