60 New Nurses For Top End Hospitals

first_img60 New Nurses For Top End Hospitals NT GovernmentThe Territory Labor Government has this week welcomed 63 graduate nurses and midwives, who have begun orientation at hospitals across the Top End.58 have commenced at Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital, while five have started at Katherine Hospital.The health care workers are undertaking an intensive six-day orientation to ensure they are ready to transition into their new workplaces.As part of their orientation program, the nurses and midwives will undergo essential training requirements that focus around the delivery of safe and high-quality patient-centred care.More than half of the staff are from the Northern Territory, while the others have relocated from Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia.Together with 27 experienced nurses who have already commenced in the Top End in 2021, the new additions brings the total number of new nurses and midwives to 90.In addition to the graduates, NT hospitals are expecting to welcome a high number of nursing staff across multiple fields this year, many of which have worked in the Territory before.Many of the returning staff have cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason for their return.All staff, new and returning, undertake training before commencing rostered work.Quotes from Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:“The Northern Territory has remained the safest place in the country during the pandemic, and this has led to an increase in health staff looking to take up work in our hospitals.“We welcome the addition of these new nurses and midwives into our hospitals across the Top End.“We know how important our frontline staff are, and we recognise the important work they do for our community.”“Over the next week, these new health care workers will receive important information and training to help support them as they transition into their careers.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, community, Darwin, Government, health, hospital, Katherine, Minister, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Palmerston, pandemic, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australialast_img read more