Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston has welcomed the appointment of four new interns to the Hawkesbury District Health Service.
Medical graduates Jasveen, Meghna, Queenie and Meena began on-site today (Monday) to commence a year of supervised practice before they become independent practitioners. The four are part of a 1073 strong group which are set to join the NSW Health system this year.
Ms Preston said these new interns will boost the local health workforce at a pivotal time.
“Our community owes a huge debt of gratitude to our local health teams who have worked around the clock to keep us safe, especially over the past two years,” Ms Preston said.
“I am incredibly pleased that these new interns have the opportunity to learn from the world-class doctors at Hawkesbury District Health Service and play a significant role in navigating the challenges of this unprecedented, world-wide pandemic.”
The new doctors will be entering a training program with networked hospitals throughout the state, providing formal and on the job training.
They receive two-year contracts to rotate between metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals to ensure the diversity of their experience.
Main picture: (l-r) Jasveen, Strephon Billinghurst, CEO at St John of God Health Care Hawkesbury District Health Service, Meghna, Queenie, Robyn Preston MP and Meena.