Wollongong Hospital gets new interns

NSW Health have announced 46 new interns for Wollongong Hospital.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner said a record 925 interns have started work across the state’s hospital network.

“This is an exciting day in the life of every young doctor,” Mrs Skinner said.

Interns will gain experience during their year-long placement at Wollongong, rotating through metropolitan, outer metropolitan or rural hospitals, as well as GP practices. They will complete compulsory terms in the fields of medicine, surgery and emergency.

Mrs Skinner said the demand for intern places continues to grow. This year’s intake of 925 is an increase of almost 80 from 2012.

Meanwhile the Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders and the Family and Carer Mental Health Program are hosting a workshop for families, partners and others who support someone with a personality disorder or related condition.

Titled ‘Staying Connected when Emotions Run High’, the workshop will be held at the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus, Squires Way, Fairy Meadow on Thursday January 31 from 9am to 3.30pm and is free. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Project Air is a personality disorders strategy headed by NSW Health and implemented by staff within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Network, and Justice Health.

Project Air offers a range of useful services including training, complex case reviews, secondary consultation and research services.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. To register email or call Michael Matthias on 4298 1237.









About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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