“This campaign is being coordinated jointly by the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) and the North Coast NSW Medicare Local, with advertising in national and local press, online recruitment sites and medical publications,” said the Chief Executive of the NNSW LHD, Mr Chris Crawford, and the Chief Executive of the North Coast NSW Medicare Local, Mr Vahid Saberi.
“The GP VMO position in Bonalbo offers attractive relocation and accommodation incentives, with conditions including access to the Commonwealth’s General Practice Rural Incentives Program, and appropriate professional development and educational opportunities,” Mr Saberi added.
“The search to recruit a new doctor for Bonalbo coincides with the planning that is under way for a redesigned health facility to service the long-term health care needs of the community.
“We need to ensure that Bonalbo’s acute, aged care and primary health services are appropriately tailored to the community’s needs. We know that innovative modern facilities attract high calibre clinical staff, and the knowledge that the development of the Bonalbo MPS, inclusive of a GP clinic space, is being considered is an added incentive for suitable applicants,” Mr Crawford said.