Future nurses join western Sydney hospitals

05 Mar 2015

More than 160 nursing and midwifery graduates have launched their careers at five local hospitals, and six community health centres.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) executive director of nursing and midwifery Richard Chrystal said the professionals would work in a range of clinical settings from 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," Mr Chrystal said.

"They are at the forefront for 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."