Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, welcomed 36 medical graduates at Gosford Hospital and 29 medical graduates at Wyong Hospital, as part of the 2018 record intake of intern doctors funded by the NSW State Liberal Government.
“Across the state, 999 interns, up from 992 in 2017, will commence their new positions, representing the NSW Government’s commitment to introducing new doctors into the health system, with the State leading the country in terms of funding and conditions,” Mr Crouch said.
Mr Crouch said that over $107m had been invested into the state-wide internship program to boost the number of doctors in cities and regional areas.
“Today we welcome a total of 65 graduates to the Central Coast Local Health District, and we are pleased to be playing our part in leading the country when it comes to training junior doctors,” Mr Crouch said.
“NSW is the only state to offer two-year employment contracts to graduates commencing their internship, which includes a rotation through a network of metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals,” Mr Crouch said.
Media release, Jan 22
Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP