THE new deputy director of nursing at Orange hospital is a true tree-changer.
Mark Telford is making the move to Orange from Sydney with his wife and three young children.
Mr Telford previously worked in metropolitan hospitals including the emergency departments at Hornsby and Royal North Shore, while his latest role was as patient flow manager at Ryde Hospital.
“My position at Orange has presented me with new opportunities for career advancement and a new direction,” he said.
Mr Telford and his family had already visited the the area, driving to Mount Canobolas and environs prior to the job opportunity in Orange presenting itself.
“When I saw the job I thought Orange was a nice place to bring my family, but I had not seen the hospital,” he said.
“Orange and this area is very fortunate to have such a wonderful hospital and there is so much opportunity for future growth at the hospital.”
Mr Telford said he and his wife did their homework before deciding on a complete lifestyle change.
“I spoke to a number of people I know in the health profession and was able to get a real picture of the specialists and services out of Orange,” he said.
Orange Health Service general manager Catherine Nowlan says Mr Telford brings a range of excellent skills and experience to his new role.
“We are very pleased to have attracted and appointed Mark to this role,” she said.
“He brings the experience of a metropolitan tertiary health service to Orange Health Service which will be of great benefit to our further development.”
The former deputy director of nursing Brad Molenkamp has taken up a position at Bathurst hospital.