Living and working in GP jobs, Practice Nurse jobs in Geraldton, Gascoyne and Midwest
The Midwest and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia, with their proximity to the resource-rich Pilbara region, the budding Kimberley region and the capital city of Perth, make it an exciting place to be! Located in the north-west of Western Australia, Gascoyne has a stretch of stunning coastline that offers pristine seascape and landscape, and the adjoining Midwest with its administrative centre at Geraldton offers limestone cliffs, scenic sand plains, saline plains and breakaways.
For decades, the region has been predominantly agricultural but has diversified broadly. The economy is supported by a variety of established and growing sectors like tourism, healthcare and fishing. Mining is an important sector, and salt, gypsum, iron ore, gold, nickel along with other mineral resources are major commodities. The Gascoyne region has the perfect climate for horticulture and the produce is exported. Healthcare and Social Assistance accounts for over 1,800 jobs in Greater Geraldton.
The region offers exquisite outdoor experiences. Explore the great Australian outback, the oldest rocks in the world at Mount Narryer and Jack Hills, or the wildlife at Kalbarri National Park. The Gascoyne has some interesting features too like the Ningaloo Reef and the Shark Bay World Heritage Site.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Centre Jobs in Geraldton, Gascoyne and Midwest
The Primary Health Network supporting the region is Country WA. Geraldton has two hospitals; the Geraldton Regional Hospital with a 24-hour emergency room is a public facility and St John of God Hospital is privately owned. Community services include the Aboriginal Medical Service, the Community Drug Service Team, the Community Health and Development Centre, and the Community Mental Health Team.
The regional hospital in Carnarvon offers community health, mental health and aged care services. There are also remote area nursing posts as well as services provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Silver Chain Nursing Association, Disability Services Commission and Aboriginal Health Services. The State Government’s Royalties for Regions program has helped Gascoyne improve health infrastructure and services, and projects include development of a regional aged care facility, continued upgrade of Carnarvon Hospital and expansion of senior citizens centre.
The region has well-developed roads and highway networks to meet the growing demands for transport. An airport at Geraldton provides connectivity to Perth.
The affordability of living accommodations (at Geraldton, for example, the low median housing price of $299,000 and median rent of $270 per week) make the region an attractive choice. The rich fabric of diversity and a strong sense of community, make the locale ideal for people from all walks of life.
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