HAPPY START: Roma Hospital welcomed 17 new graduates to the South West Hospital and Health Service on Monday.
HAPPY START: Roma Hospital welcomed 17 new graduates to the South West Hospital and Health Service on Monday. Blake Antrobus

Nurse graduates out into the regions

HEALTH services continue to thrive in the Maranoa region, with a slate of nurse graduates ready to serve with the South West Hospital and Health Service.

Roma Hospital welcomed the 17 new nurse graduates at an orientation and induction week on Monday, where they would be briefed on their acceptance into the transition program and work around the region.

Nurse director of education Leanne Ratz said she was thrilled to have the new graduates work in the region.

“It’s very exciting; this is the largest program in 10 years and we’re thrilled to see these graduates head off to work around the region,” Ms Ratz said.

“They will gain support from their facilities and continue to work within their respective fields,” she said.

South West HHS executive director of nursing and midwifery Chris Small said the 17 new nurses – five more than last year’s intake – would work in a variety of clinical areas throughout the region.

The graduates have been allocated to locations that include areas in and around Roma, St George and Charleville.


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