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6th February 2023

Graduate nurses are starting their careers in Queensland this month with 97 bound for the Sunshine Coast.
The latest intake of new nurses includes 18 midwives.

Member for Caloundra, Jason Hunt welcomed the new graduates.

“These new nurse graduates are a welcome addition to our community and will get to make a real difference in our community while using their new skills.”

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

“These nurses are vital as we deal with the challenges on our health system.

Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton highlighted the ongoing investment into the local health system.

“The Sunshine Coast is already seeing major investment in health with over $1.5 billion in funding committed to our region, including building the Nambour Hospital redevelopment and Caloundra South 24/7 Ambulance station.”

“They join the 336 new doctors and 1,260 new nurses who have started on the Sunshine Coast since 2015.”

“Our frontline Health works have already done so much to protect and care for our community. These new graduates will join a long line of health workers who deserve our thanks.”

“That’s why the Palaszczuk Government is investing $23.6 billion into health this financial year and committed to hiring an additional 9,475 health staff in this term.”

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