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Nursing a career in health

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) has welcomed 255 nursing and midwifery graduates who are starting their career in the district. This is the highest number of new graduates we have employed to date in NSLHD.

They join more than 3400 other nurses and midwife graduates who are starting their career across the state.

NSLHD Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Claire Harris welcomed the first group of graduates who went through orientation at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) before joining their new teams across the district’s facilities.

“It is wonderful to see so many eager graduates who have chosen this wonderful profession that I am so grateful to be part of,” Claire said.

“It is a privilege to be a nurse or midwife, caring for a patient or a family’s loved one at a time when they are vulnerable. It is also a privilege to employ nurses and midwives of such a high calibre into NSLHD. I am very proud of this district and the strength and quality of our nursing and midwifery workforce, that I believe is the best in the state.

“I wish them every success in their endeavours and hope they have a fulfilling and diverse career that we are able to support and develop with them.”

The new graduates commence as the NSW Government undertakes an ambitious plan to strengthen the state’s health workforce, through the implementation of Safe Staffing Levels.

This will begin with increased levels of staff in our emergency departments, starting at RNSH. It is also introducing a 12,000 tertiary health study subsidies of $4000 a year over three years for newly commencing students, or a one off $8000 for existing students paid upon commencement in a role in NSW Health, to assist with the cost of study and to attract health graduates to work with the health system.


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