THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES NEW MEDICAL INTERNS
Member for Lismore Thomas George today welcomed medical graduates who are commencing internships at Lismore Base Hospital this year.
Mr George said the NSW Government has committed $107million in 2015 to provide a record 980 medical internships in the state’s public hospitals.
“I welcome the interns who have travelled from both near and far to undertake further medical training here at Lismore,” Mr George said.
“It is thrilling that these doctors-in-training now have an opportunity to put into practice what they’ve learned. The internship at Lismore Base Hospital will provide these interns with great experience working alongside the many dedicated hospital staff and doctors who serve our community.
“The commitment to quality care demonstrated by those at Lismore Base Hospital is known throughout the local community and I’m pleased to see these interns learning from some of our best.
“Lismore Base Hospital has become a key medical training centre for regional NSW, and now is able to offer interns experience in delivering a variety of services.”
The graduates will complete compulsory terms in the specialties of medicine, surgery and emergency during their one-year internship.
“The intern training is critical to ensuring patients across the state continue to be provided with quality and specialised health care for years to come.
“I wish these interns all the best as they continue on this exciting journey. I join the community in welcoming them to our beautiful local area and wish them all the best in their training.
The first day of an internship is an unforgettable milestone in the life of every young doctor, and I appreciate that this can be professionally and personally challenging.
“I congratulate each of you for having come this far in your journey and I share your excitement as you get down to work.”