SCRUBBED UP: Noosa Hospital CEO Oli Steele with Doctors Simon Hawkins and Paul Jauncey.
SCRUBBED UP: Noosa Hospital CEO Oli Steele with Doctors Simon Hawkins and Paul Jauncey. Geoff Potter

Noosa Hospital is in a healthy state with six new doctors

NOOSA Hospital is in a healthy state with the arrival of six doctors in training.

And in a first for the hospital, a general medicine registrar has gained a six-month residency under Dr Simon Hawkins.

He will also work closely with Drs Henshaw and Newman.

The position, taken up by Dr Jauncey was made possible after the hospital won Royal Australian College of Physicians approval to receive a registrar.

Dr Jauncey's duties will include managing ward rounds, running out-patient clinics and educating junior doctors.

Noosa Hospital CEO Oli Steele said they had also welcomed a new anaesthetic registrar and two surgical registrars, who replace previous doctors on rotation.

The three registrars will spend the next six months working in the hospital's operating theatres, on the wards and in outpatients. This gives them vital exposure to the management of patients as part of their ongoing training to become Fellows of their respective colleges. They will report to Dr Smith for surgery and Dr Lloyd for anaesthetics.

Staff and visiting medical officers were further delighted that despite national controversy over the funding of interns, Ramsay Health Care - owners and operators of Noosa Hospital - secured funding from Canberra for a group of interns for the hospital.

Two interns will spend time in surgery and then the hospital's busy emergency department.


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