Our locum doctor in Gosford and Wyong: Vera, share with you her experience and good addresses there.
TELL US ABOUT THE SETUP OF THE HOSPITAL AND SUPPORT FOR A LOCUM DOCTOR IN Gosford & Wyong?
The team at Gosford & Wyong Hospital is large and competent. Friendly. Great clinical cases in a busy shop. Everyone was very approachable and I was made welcome.
Gosford Hospital is only 35min far from Wyong Hospital.
Gosford is a public hospital with 484 beds (pretty big), Wyong is a bit smaller 300 beds.
WHAT DOES THE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION LOOK LIKE FOR A LOCUM DOCTOR IN Gosford & Wyong?
I drove up from Sydney and came home between batches of shifts, so easy logistics from that point of view. For one shift or longer placement it’s a good location 1,5 hr maximum from Sydney CBD. You can even take the train from Central to Gosford.
I stayed at a motel at the Entrance right next to a gorgeous ocean pool. I highly recommend the Entrance as a base for both places. 25 min from Wyong Hospital and 33 min from Gosford.
ANY LOCAL’S INSIDE INFORMATION TO SHARE?
The ocean pool at the Entrance was fabulous. Also the restaurant at the surf club there.
Central coast is a beautiful region. Really easy to access from Sydney or Newcastle. There is so many things to do around: surfing, diving, golf, walking, the list is long. Terrigal, Avoca or Copacabana are really cute cities to visit, have a drink or do your shopping.
Try the really cute Bamboo Buddha Cafe during the weekend, or go and visit.
There is even good winery to visit: Firescreek.
WOULD YOU GO BACK TO Gosford & Wyong AS A LOCUM DOCTOR?
Yes! I have long-term work commitments now but would recommend it to anyone looking for an ED role in the area.