60 new nurses to work in Northern Rivers

Kyogle Hospital will benefit from the new nurses.

Sixty nurses from the UK and Ireland have been recruited to work in the Northern Rivers.

The registered nurses will work for the Northern NSW Local Health District staring early next year.

Indian national Kavitha Mathew will work at Kyogle Multi-Purpose Service.

She was drawn to the combination of acute care and aged care, which matches her previous experience.

“I’m very happy to work in Kyogle,” Kavitha said.

“I like to live in a small town, because it’s not rushed, it’s quiet and calm. Australia is the dream destination,” Ms Mathew said.

Minister for Regional Health Ryan Park said rural regions face challenges in recruiting and retaining health workers.

“It shouldn’t matter where you live, everyone should be able to access quality healthcare, and that means experienced and skilled healthcare staff,” Mr Park said.

State MP Janelle Saffin said she was proud that these nurses had chosen to call the Northern Rivers home.

“This is a beautiful part of the world, and I know the community will warmly welcome these much needed and valued nurses.”

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