From Hong Kong to Mobile CT Van


The WNSWLHD welcome’s Ollie Mulcock to the District. Ollie is the senior radiographer operating the Mobile CT Van which rotates between Bourke, Cobar and Walgett.

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is committed to growing its workforce, and is actively recruiting people from all over the world.

That was the case for Ollie Mulcock who has joined the Local Health District from his most recent position in Hong Kong.

Ollie is the senior radiographer, operating the Mobile CT Van, which rotates between Bourke, Cobar and Walgett.

“Growing up and training in the UK, we lived in the country. After I completed my training my wife and I moved to Hong Kong for a change. After eleven years and COVID, we decided it was time for a new adventure and agreed Australia looked good”.

“I saw the radiographer position for the CT van and thought it sounded very interesting. I flew over and met the team and decided this was the new adventure we were looking for”.

“What appealed to me the most was the lifestyle this job could offer. We didn’t want to move to a big city and work in another major hospital. I wanted to get back to the reason why I became a radiographer in the first place, and that was to help people”.

“In the short few months I have been on the ground, I have been blown away by the gratitude from the patients. It has been a humbling experience”.

“I also really enjoy being able to spend time with the patients and getting to know them. You don’t really get that same opportunity in major hospitals”. Mr Mulcock said.

From May to November 2023 the CT service has scanned almost 800 patients, which has saved more than 5,500 hours of travel which also equates to 476,000 kilometers.

Patient feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“To have this service within Cobar is fantastic. Without this service I would likely not get this done until absolutely forced to do so due to ill health. Radiographer and Nurse are an absolute asset to NSW Health. Very happy with this service”.

“So glad to not have to travel to Dubbo, to travel to Walgett from Brewarrina instead was so helpful”

“Excellent service in my own town saving me a 600km drive”

The Western NSW Local Health District has a number of job opportunities available, if you are looking for a career change or even a change of scenery we might have something for you. Find your new career here.

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