How an Indigenous cadetship in NSW is helping close the gap

Maiysha Craig knew from an early age that she wanted a career that would allow her to help her Indigenous community.

As a teenager, she saw firsthand the health challenges that Aboriginal people face everyday.

“A lot of my family were unwell and constantly in and out of hospital, so I realised at a young age that there was such a significant gap there,” she said.

“From early on I was really interested in things to do with the human body, so I started studying in high school to become something in the healthcare field.”

Now 26, Ms Craig is working as a midwife after completing an Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Programme offered by New South Wales Health.

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