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Sons follow mums into medical career

Monday, 5th September, 2011

COMING HOME: Margaret Grillet with her son Steven, a doctor, and Jan Corey with son Ty, a physiotherapist. COMING HOME: Margaret Grillet with her son Steven, a doctor, and Jan Corey with son Ty, a physiotherapist.

Two young men have followed in their mothers’ footsteps and joined the staff at the local hospital.

Ty Corey recently graduated as a physiotherapist and Steven Grillett as a doctor.

Ty’s mother, Jan, said it was lovely to have him home and contributing to the health service.

Jan worked at the hospital and is now the Senior Registered Nurse at Aruma Lodge.

She said the boys’ coming back to Broken Hill was the “best way to learn”.

“You tend to experience a lot more and take up more duties which is a good opportunity to expand your variety and skill,” Ty said.

Steven now works as a doctor in the Emergency Department and said he had to do a couple of years’ experience in city hospitals before he could work in the country.

He said the Emergency Department provided good support and had good nursing staff.

His mother, Margaret Grillett, is the hospital’s physiotherapy manager and acting Allied Health Manager. She said they were always trying to entice people back to the city.

“It is so hard to recruit to the country,” Margaret said.

She said it felt good to have her son back after his years of study.

“It is really lovely,” she said.

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