Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1036 graduate nurses begin careers

More than 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives will start their careers in Queensland this month.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D’Ath, has welcomed the 1036 new graduates.

“It’s an exciting time for the graduates because they get the opportunity to put years of hard work and study into practice and begin what I hope will be long and rewarding careers,” Minister D’Ath said.

“We know there is a national shortage of health care professionals so it’s important we grow and retain our own health workforce here in Queensland.

“These nurses are a vital part of the strategy to deal with a growing and ageing population.

The Minister said the graduates were joining thousands of hardworking health staff across Queensland.

“Since 2015 we’ve delivered more than 17,000 additional frontline health workers in across Queensland,” she said.

“That’s 3,106 more doctors, 10,638 more nurses and midwives, 1,103 more ambulance officers and 2,418 more allied health professionals caring for our community,” she said.

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