Injection of nurses
THE nursing team at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service facilities has received a boost, with an additional 52 postgraduates appointed across the service at the start of 2015.
WBHHS chief executive Adrian Pennington said the postgraduates were split evenly across the WBHHS, with 26 based on the Fraser Coast and 26 appointed to Bundaberg and the rural facilities.
“It is wonderful to welcome our new postgraduates as they become part of the WBHHS nursing team,” he said.
“Our nurses are a vital part of the clinical team across our various sites and their respective wards.
“It is the WBHHS nurses who are front and centre of ensuring Wide Bay patients receive high-quality health care and are well looked after while at our facilities.”
The postgraduate nurses have staggered starting dates, with 30 already working within the WBHHS and the remaining 22 starting in the coming months.
WBHHS said there was the possibility of further postgraduate nurse appointments during a mid-year intake.