26 September 2023

Nurses and midwives turn up for a career

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Queensland Health has announced that 1,036 graduate nurses and midwives started on their medical and related careers in Queensland this month.

Welcomed by the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D’Ath the new graduate nurses and midwives were encouraged to make the best of their careers dedicating their lives to such a noble profession.

“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,” Ms 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,” she said.

“I want to wish the new nurses and midwives all the best for their careers and thank them for dedicating their lives to such a noble profession.”

Ms D’Ath said the new graduates joined thousands of hardworking health staff all 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.

“This commitment adds up to nearly 10,000 more staff on hand to deliver world class health care to Queenslanders and their families.”

“Queensland Health is built on the skills and professionalism of its workforce,” Ms D’Ath said.

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