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April 2015

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MDHS manager of medical imaging David Singe, new radiographer Michael Muirhead and radiology intern Bryce Getzendorfer.

Radiography rotations boost rural services

Maryborough District Health Service medical imaging department, in partnership with Lake Imaging of Ballarat, will provide training for interns for the first time. 

‘They will gain experience in a rural health service and we hope later in their career they may return,’ said MDHS medical imaging department manager David Singe, who recently welcomed the first radiography intern Bryce Getzendorfer.

‘We anticipate having three interns, who will each spend three months with us,’ said Mr Singe.

‘As a teaching health service, we believe it is critically-important to provide work opportunities and support for interns,’ said Chief Executive Officer Terry Welch.

‘MDHS recognises this as an investment for the future but one we cannot make on our own.

‘Our partnership with Lake Imaging is an example of MDHS’ outstanding reputation and collaboration with other health services and providers.’

Mr Welch believes MDHS’ support of interns is highly beneficial to both parties.

‘Interns bring with them fresh ideas and perspectives that are always welcome.

‘For the intern, rural placements can offer a broader variety of experiences and cases and the experience of a different lifestyle choice’, said Mr Welch.  

MDHS also welcomed a new radiographer, Michael Muirhead.

‘I’ve only just started but already I have been made to feel at home by MDHS and the community,’ said Mr Muirhead.

‘I am enjoying the variety – being in a small rural radiology department, we seem to get a bit of everything here.’

Mr Singe said the increased staffing level placed the MDHS medical imaging department in a better position to assist people in their own community by providing services locally.

‘We look forward to a busy year ahead and being better placed to assist all who pass through our doors,’ Mr Singe said.