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We are pleased to be able to advise that there has been significant progress in the process to recruit Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) to the Bellinger River District Hospital.
The first advertisement has appeared on the NSW Health’s website. This is the first of a series of rolling advertisements. Each advertisement will have a one month cut off date to allow MNCLHD to assess applications. The position will then be re-advertised.
Applicants are no longer limited to working in the Emergency Department, but can choose ED, Inpatient or a combination of both. The inflexibility of the pre-existing VMO contract was a major stumbling block for prospective VMOs.
BHAG will continue to monitor the situation and meet with the MNCLHD on a regular basis. Assuming that all goes to plan, we should not have to email the community again for some time.
Thank you for your continued support. None of this would have happened if the community had not stepped up, signing the petition, attending meetings and spreading the word. We should congratulate ourselves, and the doctors, nurses and medical staff at the hospital for their commitment. The Bellingen community is truly a force to be reckoned with!