New nurses come to Young

Young District Hospital will have some new faces gracing its hallways with newly graduated nurse and midwives welcomed.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District will welcome 85 Registered Nurse and Midwife graduates in 2020.

According to MLHD 52 Registered Nurses and one Registered Midwife will commence in February with a further 33 Registered Nurses starting in August.

Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Ms Karen Cairney said it was wonderful to have so many local graduates seeking to start their careers in a rural setting.

"It is pleasing that MLHD can provide employment to so many local graduates, keeping local people in local hospitals and local communities" she said.

"It is also exciting to welcome graduates from across NSW, to expose them to the career opportunities that MLHD has to offer.

"The new nurses and midwife will be welcomed and supported with a comprehensive education and mentoring program to assist the safe transition from university into the workplace."

MLHD boasts a 69 percent retention rate of graduates who remain within local hospitals.

"Each nurse and midwife is linked with local nursing and midwifery management and educators so they have access to clinical or personal support when needed," Ms Cairney said. "Throughout their first year, graduates are provided with opportunities in a variety of clinical settings to ensure they gain a range of experience and consolidate skills and knowledge developed whilst at university."

According to Ms Cairney MLHD also provides ongoing opportunities for education and support from management to provide our communities with the best of care.

New nurses.

New nurses.

Over the year the nurses and midwives will begin at Batlow, Berrigan, Boorowa, Corowa, Cootamundra, Culcairn, Deniliquin, Griffith, Gundagai, Harden, Henty, Hillston, Holbrook, Junee, Lockhart, Narrandera, Temora, Tumut, Tumbarumba, Tocumwal, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong and Young.