Western Sydney hospitals welcome new nurses
15 Feb 2017
Nearly 115 nursing and midwifery graduates have launched their careers at hospitals and community health centres across Western Sydney Local Health District.
More than 60 graduates have joined the ranks of Westmead Hospital, including 46 new nurses and 15 midwives, who started this week.
Another 20 new nurses and three midwives have taken up positions at Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals, with a further 40 nurses to commence in March and May.
Eleven nurses have joined the staff at Auburn Hospital while a further 20 nurses have started work in community health, mental health and drug and alcohol health.
Western Sydney Local Health District executive director of nursing and midwifery Joanne Edwards said the graduates would work in a range of clinical settings including acute hospital wards, mental health units, aged care facilities, community, paediatrics, emergency and operating theatres.
“We could not function without these vital staff, who provide round-the-clock care and support to our patients in hospital, at home, or in the community,” she said.
“They are at the forefront of patient care, providing assistance throughout the patient’s journey.
“I commend each one of our nursing and midwifery graduates for completing their studies and wish them well.”
The graduates will attend orientation sessions across the various hospitals in the coming weeks.