Kempsey welcomes 12 new nurses and midwives

New nurses and midwives at Kempsey hospital

More than 100 new nurses and midwives will begin working across the Mid North Coast Local Health District this year, including 12 at Kempsey District Hospital.

The new recruits are part of the NSW Government’s record investment to boost the ranks of frontline health staff by 8,300 over four years, including an additional 5,000 nurses and midwives, mental health and palliative care nurses.

Across the state, more than 2,500 graduate nurses and midwives started work at about 130 public hospitals and health services from this month, a quarter in rural and regional areas.

A warm welcome is extended to the cohort who will work across all clinical areas at Kempsey District Hospital, including mental health, cancer care and midwifery.

It’s a remarkable time, in the middle of a health pandemic, to be starting out in this unique and rewarding career. Each of our new recruits will play a valuable role in improving the health and wellbeing of the local community.

More than 54,000 nurses and midwives currently work in the NSW public health system, an increase of 24.7 per cent since 2011.

The NSW Government has invested in a record total 8,300 frontline health staff over four years, including an additional 5,000 nurses and midwives, mental health and palliative care nurses.