Following on a record number of intern training positions filled in the state this year, both Lismore and Tweed hospitals will benefit from additional intern positions in 2012.
A total of six medical interns are expected to start work at the Tweed Hospital and five at Lismore Base Base Hospital next month, the minister for health, Jillian Skinner, announced yesterday.
A record 850 intern training positions have been made available in 49 hospitals and 15 GP practices across the state – an increase of 80 positions on this year.
Ms Skinner said that ‘every NSW university medical graduate who applied for an intern position in NSW received an offer’.
The interns are attached to networks, each of which has a main teaching hospital as its base.
There a number of interns who will rotate between the main teaching hospital and the local hospitals in the network.
A spokesperson for Ms Skinner told Echonetdaily that the interns could choose to spend more than one rotation at a regional hospital or move back to the city base, but either way all positions at each regional hospital would maintain their quota of interns throughout the year.