FIFTEEN new nurses and midwives will be put on at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital this year.
South Coast MP Shelley Hancock said the NSW government had made a record investment in the recruitment of nurses and midwives.
“These fresh faces have come from near and far to train and work in our local hospitals and I join the community in welcoming them to our area,” Mrs Hancock said.
She said 34 per cent of the state’s new nurses are being recruited to rural and regional hospitals.
“The new nurses and midwives joining the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District this year will be learning from the best and I wish them well.
“I know our new nurses and midwives, like local patients, are in safe hands.”
Health Minister Jillian Skinner said more than 1800 graduate nurses and midwives will begin their life-saving careers this year in 123 hospitals across NSW.
“There is no better time than now to be working in the NSW public health system,” Mrs Skinner said.