Grad­u­ate nurses join Hornsby Hospi­tal

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Political News - Hon Matt Kean MP

I was pleased to wel­come eight grad­u­ate nurses who are start­ing their ca­reers car­ing for pa­tients and their fam­i­lies at Hornsby Hospi­tal. Nurses are the back­bone of the pub­lic health sys­tem and I know these bright and hard­work­ing grad­u­ates will make a wel­come ad­di­tion at the hospi­tal.

I was im­pressed as they hit the ground run­ning, see­ing pa­tients on their very first day. Over the next twelve months they will be work­ing in wards and ser­vices and com­plet­ing two ro­ta­tions.

Many are re­turn­ing to the hospi­tal hav­ing done train­ing or worked at Hornsby in the past. They told me they picked this hospi­tal be­cause of its good rep­u­ta­tion and the staff are friendly and help­ful.

Around the clock, 365 days a year, these nurses will join a team who are on the front­line pro­vid­ing care to pa­tients and sup­port to their fam­i­lies.

I wish all our new starters the best of luck with their ca­reers and again wel­come the in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tion they make to our health sys­tem.

This year there is a record num­ber of grad­u­ate nurses and mid­wives - we have 51,000 nurses and mid­wives work­ing in the NSW pub­lic health sys­tem – an all-time high – but we’re work­ing hard to boost this vi­tal work­force even fur­ther.

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

I hope you don’t find your­self in Hornsby Hospi­tal but, if you do, you will be in good hands with these won­der­ful new nurses.

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