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Nursing and midwifery graduates join local hospitals

More than 50 new nurses and midwives will join Southern NSW Local Health District

(SNSWLHD) hospitals this year as part of their annual new graduate intake, under

the NSW Government’s record $2.8 billion investment to boost frontline health

workers by 8300 over four years.

The nurses and midwives will join the Local Health District facilities at Goulburn, Bega,

Moruya, Bateman’s Bay, Queanbeyan, Cooma, Bombala and Delegate.

SNSWLHD District Director of Nursing and Midwifery Julie Mooney, said the new

graduates will work in all clinical areas including Theatre, Intensive Care, the

Emergency Department, Mental Health and the general inpatients units

“The District welcomes the graduates and looks forward to watching them learn and

grow in their career throughout Southern NSW,” said Ms Mooney.

“We’re excited to have them on-board and look forward to seeing them contribute to

the service and their local community.

Southern NSW LHD graduate numbers:

Eurobodalla Health Service (Batemans’s Bay & Moruya District Hospitals)- 9

registered nurses

South East Regional Hospital (Bega) - 14 registered nurses,

 Queanbeyan District Hospital - 6 registered nurses, 1 registered midwife  Goulburn Base Hospital and Mental Health Services - 17 registered nurses,

 Crookwell District Hospital - 1 registered nurse

 Bourke Street Health Service - 1 registered nurses

 Cooma and Bombala District Hospitals - 3 registered nurses

NSW has boosted its nursing and midwifery graduate positions by 58 per cent since

2011, with about 2600 graduates to launch their careers at 130 public hospitals and

health services this year.

The NSW Government has committed to the largest Australian healthcare workforce

boost of an extra 5000 nurses and midwives across regional and metropolitan areas

over four years.

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