Three-year extension for medical recruitment partnership
Published: 27 Jul 2016 11:51am
More than 100 medical specialists now call Wagga Wagga home thanks to the efforts of the Riverina Medical Specialist Recruitment & Retention Committee.
The hard work and dedication of this Committee will continue for another three years when a new Heads of Agreement is signed between the Committee and The City of Wagga Wagga.
Council has financially supported the Committee since its establishment in 2004, when it was known as the Wagga Wagga Medical Specialist Recruitment & Retention Committee.
In this time the Committee, represented by six members from Wagga and regional public and private health networks and a Council representative, has attracted more than 100 resident medical specialists to Wagga and 17 medical sub-specialists who visit the city on a regular basis.
The Committee's main focus is to recruit quality, locally resident medical specialists to Wagga and the region, for the benefit of the whole community.
Key priorities for the Committee during the new three-year agreement includes the recruitment of resident specialists to the following areas: ear nose throat surgery,
Endovascular/vascular surgery, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric psychiatry, radiology.
The cost of the Committee is shared between Regional Imaging Riverina and Calvary Riverina Hospital, plus Council's contribution. The new agreement will see Council provide $10,000 annually until 2018/19.
What: New three-year Heads of Agreement signing between Riverina Medical Specialist Recruitment & Retention Committee and The City of Wagga Wagga.
Who: Riverina Medical Specialist Recruitment & Retention Committee Chair Nick Stephenson and Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall
When: Thursday 28 July at 8.45am
Where: Townhouse, Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga