Thursday, January 18, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

31 New Doctors Join The Region’s Medical Frontline

Infusing Mackay Hospital and Health Service (HHS) with a shot of vitality, 31 emerging medical talents arrived last week. As the first-year doctors undergo their orientation, they stand at the threshold of a captivating journey through diverse rotations, commencing their healing odyssey on Monday, January 22. The prognosis? An injection of fresh perspectives and limitless potential in the heart of healthcare.

They have been welcomed to the health service by Chief Executive Susan Gannon and Chief Medical Officer Dr Charles Pain.

“It’s exciting to welcome first-year doctors to our team and support them as they begin their career with Mackay HHS,” Ms Gannon said.

“They’re not only bolstering our workforce and making a real difference to our patients, but they’re building the foundations of medical careers which will serve our community and Queensland for decades to come."

Dr Pain said interns would benefit from exposure to a wide range of clinical cases with support from highly skilled medical professionals.

"We have a very supportive medical workforce to support our interns as they undertake rotations in a range of areas including emergency, cardiology, orthopaedics, anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, intensive care, general surgical and mental health," he said.

"We aim to provide excellent training experiences and we hope many of our 2024 interns will also choose to build their future careers in the Mackay region."

Meet Mackay’s Future Healers: A dynamic cohort of 31 interns injecting fresh passion and expertise into the heart of Mackay Hospital and Health Service. Ready to revolutionise healthcare one rotation at a time! @Mackay Hospital and Health Service

A dynamic cohort of 31 interns injecting fresh passion and expertise into the heart of the Mackay Hospital and Health Service. Photo supplied

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