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New Government funding helps local nurse to pursue her dream

10 March 2014

New Government funding helps local nurse to pursue her dream

New graduate nurse Esther Allington (27) has landed her dream job thanks to new Government funding.

Miss Allington is one of 48 graduate nurses nationwide whose salaries are being funded by the Government to work in high needs* communities.

Based at the East Tamaki Health Care Glen Innes clinic, Miss Allington simply loves her job.

"I love the people. I love the cultures here. Primary care was my favourite placement when I was studying," she says.

"This is grassroots nursing and I want to make a difference to people and work to improve their health outcomes."

Gillian Davies, clinical services manager nursing and allied health at East Tamaki Health Care, says it wouldn't have been possible to employ Miss Allington, and two other graduate nurses based in south Auckland and west Auckland, without the Government funding.

"What's more, we were able to give the new graduates an opportunity to start their career in primary healthcare that they wouldn't have otherwise had," Mrs Davies says.

The employment of an extra nurse has also increased access for patients, she says.

The Government announced a funding injection of $2.4 million for 48 graduate nurses earlier this year.

A sum of $50,000 goes directly to eligible general practices to employ a new graduate nurse and support their development for 12 months.

In addition, the local District Health Board (DHB) provides support through the Nurse Entry to Practice programme.

*A high needs population as defined by the Ministry of Health is when a general practice's enrolled population is at least 50 per cent Māori, Pacific or New Zealand Deprivation Index quintile 5.

About East Tamaki Healthcare
The East Tamaki Healthcare (ETHC) Group maintains the largest network of primary care providers in New Zealand. ETHC clinics are spread throughout South, Central and West Auckland. ETHC offers a diverse range of services within the scope of primary care, including immunisations, doctor and nurse consultations, ACC, radiology, maternity, community and clinic based mental health team services and minor surgery. ETHC is the sole provider of primary care services to Total Healthcare PHO. You can find out more on the ETHC website http://www.ethc.co.nz or the Total Healthcare website http://www.totalhealthcare.org.nz

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