Tuesday February 16, 2016
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa today welcome the 85 new nurses and midwives who will commence work in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District this year.
Stuart Ayres 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” Stuart Ayres said.
“More than 2,000 graduate nurses and midwives will join the system this year, helping us achieve our commitment to increase the nursing and midwifery workforce in this term of government.
“Whether it’s investing in new hospitals, enhancing existing facilities or recruiting more nurses and midwives, this government is delivering improved health services for the people of this state.
Tanya Davies said "I’m thrilled to welcome the 85 new nurses and midwives to our region, who will join local hospitals and deliver quality care to the community."
“These newly graduated nurses and midwives have decided to spend their graduate year learning and developing their skills in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.”
“It can be tough starting a new job in a new town, so I encourage the community to make our new nurses and midwives welcome.”
“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,” Tanya Davies added.