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Our goal is to care for, educate and support our staff so that we can all improve our patients' quality of life. We believe that developing and nurturing our staff enables them to provide better patient care, and that investing in our staff is investing in our patients.

Our staff are our greatest asset, and we recognise that patient care is only as good as our team is.

We provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary education program to all staff, with opportunities for you to develop your knowledge, technical and non-technical skills.

At John Hunter ICU we're working hard to develop a culture that promotes all our staff's health and wellbeing through safe rostering, adequate support and supervision. We embrace and value the importance of a safe, civil and professional courteous environment in which we value each other and their contribution.

We also support our staff to look after themselves, with many staff enjoying Newcastle's great climate and their hobbies together outside work - running, cycling, rock climbing, kite surfing and mountain bike.

Bathers Way, Newcastle

Living in Newcastle

Newcastle is a renowned surf city with six golden-sand beaches within walking distance of the city centre.

Located two hours north of Sydney, the city also boasts a burgeoning cultural and artisan scene and is rapidly emerging as a smart city brimming with opportunities.

Life is free of the stresses of big city living.

City-wide and coastal revitalisation works, such as the landmark Bathers Way, are bolstering a residential boom, and will help precipitate two major tourism developments: international flights at Newcastle Airport and more frequent passenger liner calls to a future cruise terminal.

Those living in the Newcastle city council area can enjoy a commute of an average of 9km to work and most entertainment and recreation activities are within 7km. Local roads experience very little traffic compared to major cities with peak times of less than an hour.

Information kindly contributed by Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, Newcastle City Council and www.realestate.com.au

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The median home purchase price is now $580,000, and the median weekly rent is $395. Compared to Sydney with median house price of $880,000 and weekly rent being around $700.



Overall cost of living is 23 per cent cheaper in Newcastle than Sydney.

Dollar for dollar comparison means that to maintain an equal cost of living you would need $12000 for Sydney opposed to $9240 for Newcastle.


Doctors have access to two world leading Universities for those wishing to continue their higher learning.  Both the University of Newcastle and the University of New England offer an extensive range of courses and continued education. Leading Sydney universities are only two hours away.

Families can also access Primary and Secondary schools that are among New South Wales' top schools. HSC results for schools in the Hunter New England Area (public and private schools) rank in the top 150 schools for results each year. Source: www.matrix.edu.au