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A wonderful career with Rural LAP

A wonderful career with Rural LAP

After 60 hours of night shift, locum nurse Greta Webb spent time telling us how much she has loved being a part of Rural LAP. A veteran of the program, Greta joined Rural LAP 13 years ago and confidently tells us that she has “been everywhere”. 

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Rural LAP support makes a difference

Rural LAP support makes a difference

Mutkin Residential and Community Care is a not-for-profit, community-controlled organisation in Yarrabah, QLD. The facility was introduced to Rural LAP by chance in April of 2023 when a member from the Department of Health shared information on Rural LAP as a recommendation to assist with staff shortages.

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Adventure with Rural LAP

Adventure with Rural LAP

Meet Stephanie Pierce, a Registered Nurse from New Zealand who joined Rural LAP over a year ago. Since joining the program, Stephanie has travelled to placements across Queensland, Tasmania, and South Australia, with Tasmania stealing her heart as it felt like a home away from home.

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Celebrating 10,000 Placements

Celebrating 10,000 Placements

The Federally funded Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP) has placed its 10,000th health professional since the program began in 2011.

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A locum journey with Rural LAP

A locum journey with Rural LAP

In the ever-changing healthcare landscape, the locum role has become increasingly vital, particularly in rural and remote areas where access to medical professionals can be challenging. 

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Discovering hidden gems

Discovering hidden gems

Being a locum pharmacist allowed Swee-Wan Carpenter to indulge in her love for travel while exploring the vast landscapes of Australia.

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Working in a remote community

Working in a remote community

Linda Cornwall recently completed a three-week placement as a Personal Care Worker in the remote Aboriginal community of Oak Valley.

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The changing face of aged care

The changing face of aged care

Lauri Buckingham has worked as a registered nurse with the Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP) almost full-time for over ten years.

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A sense of community

A sense of community

As most of us are heading off to bed, a new world is opening up for registered nurse Glenda George, on the night shift in an aged care facility.

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Healthcare Heroes Brave Rising Waters

Healthcare Heroes Brave Rising Waters

A Glimpse into Navigating a Moderate Flood Event in a Remote Community.

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