Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

MP Welcomes Medical Interns To Hornsby Ku-ring-gai And The San Hospitals

Alister welcoming new interns

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP today welcomed medical graduates who are commencing their one-year internships at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and The San Hospitals.

Mr Henskens today visited Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai Hospital where the interns are this week undergoing orientation ahead of the official start to internships at their respective hospitals next week.

There are 983 medical intern places in NSW in 2016, which is a record.

“It was a privilege to be at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital today to meet the interns at the beginning of their journey as doctors,” Mr Henskens said.

“I got to meet James Robertson, who has decided on a life change after a previous career as a Qantas pilot.

“Olly Mills served as a policeman in the UK and now is making a life changing move to Ku-ring-gai’s medical system, while Belinda Docwra is a local Veterinarian who is now an intern in our hospital system.

“I can only imagine how excited these young doctors must be and it was an honour to meet them”.

“There is no more noble, nor valuable profession to any community than that of a doctor. My grandfather stood in their shoes when he was an intern at the Royal North Shore hospital almost 100 years ago.

“I wish them well during their time at their appointed Hospitals and hope they can enjoy the many riches our local community has to offer.”

NSW is the only state to offer two-year employment contracts to medical graduates commencing their internship.

Over these two years, the junior doctor rotates through a network, exposing them to a range of clinical scenarios at the outset of their training and supports them to complete their compulsory internship rotations in medicine, surgery and emergency.