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NEW NURSES AND MIDWIFE STRENGTHEN CLARENCE HEALTH SYSTEM

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NEW NURSES AND MIDWIFE STRENGTHEN CLARENCE HEALTH SYSTEM

‘Welcome to the Clarence and thank you for caring’, was the message of Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis to thirteen new graduate nurses and a midwife recruited by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government to bolster hospital services in the Clarence Valley.

“Having had my own health scare last year I know that nurses are the backbone of our excellent NSW health system,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“These young people have chosen a great place to start their careers and hopefully their families here in the beautiful dynamic Clarence Valley.

“You’re going to love it here,” he promised them.

More than 2,400 graduate nurses and midwives are launching their careers at hospitals and health services across NSW – including a third that will work in rural and regional hospitals. This boosts the NSW total to 51,000.

Since 2011, the NSW Government has funded an additional 6,700 full-time equivalent nurses and midwives across NSW.

Mr Gulaptis also encouraged young locals to consider a career with NSW Health. For further information visit the careers page at www.health.nsw.gov.au.

** Mr Gulaptis is pictured with new nurse graduates L-R Chad Barber, Sharon Cox, Kiara Briggs, Brianna Jones & Thea Kowal & Nurse Educator, Sue Coombes (3rd from left).