New nursing and midwifery graduates have started their careers in Grafton and Maclean, with Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, personally welcoming them to the area today.
Mr Gulaptis congratulated the 14 new nurses and one new midwife who have joined the region.
“Our nurses and midwives are the backbone of the public health system and I am delighted to welcome to the Clarence Valley,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“It is an exciting time to work at Grafton Base Hospital with the Nationals in Government’s $17.5 million upgrade to the facility about to get underway.”
Mr Gulaptis said communities across the Clarence and Richmond Valleys would benefit from a $2.8billion announcement by the NSW Government to recruit 8300 additional nurses, doctors and allied health staff over the next four years.
“Around the clock, 365 days a year, our health professionals are on the frontline of the NSW health system providing the best standard of patient care and this latest announcement will ensure there is more staff on the ground to deliver even better services.
“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,” Mr Gulaptis said.
Pictured above: Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis gets a check-up from nurse graduate Duncan Brown under the watchful eye of other graduates, L-R: Kyle, Georgia, Mandy, Veronica, Nathan,
Sita and midwife graduate Elise.