A record number of intern doctors are starting work in the NSW Health system in 2021.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly has welcomed the news that 48 new intern doctors have started 2021 working at Blacktown – Mt Druitt Hospital in the Western Sydney Local Health District, launching a new phase in their careers and contributing to the record number of 1,041 interns for NSW.

“The new doctors who have started their internships will be entering a training program with networked hospitals throughout the state, rotating between metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals over two years to ensure their experience is not only rewarding but also diverse”, said Mr Conolly.

“The addition of 48 new doctors this year builds on big increases in recent years at Blacktown – Mt Druitt, as the staffing level has grown with the new facilities which have been opened.”

Interns are medical graduates who have completed their medical degree and are required to complete a supervised year of practice to become independent practitioners.

The NSW Government is investing $2.8 billion to boost the health workforce to a record of 8,300 frontline hospital staff, including 5,000 nurses and midwives.

For more information about the recruitment of Junior Medical Officers, visit the NSW Health website: www.health.nsw.gov.au .

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