Open arms for next generation of nurses

Auburn Hospitals new nurses and midwives registered nurses Tracey Rose Abraham, Sinead Mills, Amy Rahmani, Eda Duygu Bayraktar, Emily Godden and the nurse being carried is registered nurse Olivia Widjaja.

Auburn Hospital has welcomed 11 new nurses who have completed the first year of their nursing careers by undertaking the Western Sydney Local Health District Transition to Professional Practice program.

Eight of the new recruits are registered nurses and three are registered midwives.

Auburn Hospital’s director of nursing Kate Murphy said the new nurses will work in the medical wards, aged care temporary stay unit, surgical and operating theatres, as well as emergency and the maternity unit.

“I’d like to congratulate our new nurses on achieving this great professional milestone and choosing Auburn as their place to complete their first year of their professional careers,” Ms Murphy said.

“We care for patients from a diverse range of cultures and take great pride in our multicultural and collaborative teamwork here at Auburn.

“We are like one big family and we open our arms to welcome the next generation of healthcare specialists.”

For further information about the WSLHD Nursing & Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Program, visit

Auburn Hospital new nurses and midwives. Front row left to right: Registered nurses Amy Rahmani, Olivia Widjaja, Chantal Ghanem, Eda Duygu Bayraktar, director of nursing and midwifery Kate Murphy. Second row left to right: Registered nurses Sinead Mills, Tracey Rose Abraham and Emily Godden, registered midwives Sarah Zeidan and Tylah McConnell, registered nurse Allison Wright and registered midwife Tresari Rahardja.