“Nurses and Midwives are an indispensable part of the health system and are central to the care of our patients in both the hospital and community setting,” Ms Loughnane added.
The Tweed Byron Health Service Group has 27 new graduate nurses and midwives. This year two of the graduates will work in the Mental Health Service, while the other 25 will work across The Tweed, Murwillumbah District, Byron District and Mullumbimby & District Memorial Hospitals.
Annette Symes, NNSW LHD Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery said “Nurses and Midwives are a vital part of the health system, who deliver a high level of care in a range of situations, which are often challenging.”
“Our Clinical Nurse Educators and Ward based Staff who mentor nursing graduates play an essential role in orientating the new graduate nurses and midwives to the hospital environment.
“It is hoped that these nurses and midwives will enjoy their experience working in a rural setting and decide to stay, or consider returning to the area in the future,” said Ms Symes.“These new nursing and midwifery positions provide opportunities for talented young health professionals to learn and grow as well as strengthening our health system.”