Local jobs focus for hospital
ST ANDREW'S Hospital reinforced its commitment to local jobs last week hosting a Health Inspiration Day for Ipswich students.
Hospital CEO Chris Went said the program was all about inspiring youth into local health careers.
"St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital is inspiring people into health-based jobs with an emphasis on keeping locals living and working in Ipswich and the surrounding West Moreton Oxley region," she said.
Last week 15 Ipswich students interested in careers in the health professions found out what it took to make a hospital tick.
The hospital's Health Inspiration Day included a personalised hospital tour, talks from theatre staff, nurses, an engineer, accountant anaesthetist and a maintenance manager.
Ms Went said the hospital had its sights set on the region's and the hospital's future growth and was excited about fostering dynamic young people in the local community into the Ramsay Health team.
"With the region's growth set to explode in coming years, we are conscious of the increasing demand for private health services. We want to ensure we are at the forefront of innovative solutions for the community using our local people."
Health Inspiration Day organiser Tiffany Casha said some of the students had their sights set on clinical studies such as pharmacology, nursing, radiology and emergency medicine while others were looking at non-clinical areas such as accounting, catering, biomedical engineering, and supply.
She said the hospital would hold more Health Inspiration Days throughout the year.