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      Too far??

      Hi
      Please excuse my Scottish idea of distance, I live in a country you can drive from top to bottom in a day! We have been looking at living around Port Noarluga area, well South of the City anyway, but as a nurse I don't want to limit my work prospects in hospitals when I first arrive, so is it too far to drive to hospitals North of the City? Would hope eventually to get a job near where I live but would first take just about anything! I would rather live where I prefer and commute, but am I being silly with the distances? Thanks for any info
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      That depends how far north you might be planning to go! If you're talking about say the Lyell in Elizabeth then that would be quite some commute!Gawler is even further.So how far north?Any idea?
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      Hi,
      Well, anywhere I get work, but am really a neuro/ stroke nurse so probably the RAH? I believe there is also neuro rehab in a hospital near there, but imagine I would be very lucky to get exact job I want! Thanks
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      Gill,
      Your looking about an hour and half from Noarlunga to Elizabeth in the rush hour at the moment. Hope this helps.
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      You can get the train from Noarluga to the city then a short walk along north tce to the hospital.
      When they build the new hospital the walk will be shorter.
      Loads of people do this trip every day.
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      Also bear in mind that although a commute of 45 mins might be acceptable to you, when employers are looking at Resumes they quite often reject any that they feel have too far to travel. I have heard of employees around Gepps Cross area (not hospitals though) who won't even consider a CV from someone living as far south as Port Noarlunga.
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      Quote Originally Posted by malkitek View Post
      Hi
      Please excuse my Scottish idea of distance, I live in a country you can drive from top to bottom in a day! We have been looking at living around Port Noarluga area, well South of the City anyway, but as a nurse I don't want to limit my work prospects in hospitals when I first arrive, so is it too far to drive to hospitals North of the City? Would hope eventually to get a job near where I live but would first take just about anything! I would rather live where I prefer and commute, but am I being silly with the distances? Thanks for any info
      Gill :daydreaming:
      We live in Sellicks Beach and my wife works at the RAH, I don't think they'd discount you living in Port Noarlunga - you could ring and ask though. If you are doing shifts, the journey is often quicker as you miss the traffic - but you can miss the Express Way

      http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Transpo...ern+Expressway

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      Thanks everyone,
      That gives me a clearer idea. It's good to know some people do the trip, as don't want to limit my job pospects! Think we will also start considering other areas, but liked the look of the South.
      Wanted to check as I remember on my first trip to Oz when I was going to Sydney, that I thought I would be able to drive up to Brisbane for the weekend! Oz maps are very misleading to my scottish brain!
      Thanks again
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rob and Mel View Post
      You can get the train from Noarluga to the city then a short walk along north tce to the hospital.
      When they build the new hospital the walk will be shorter.
      Loads of people do this trip every day.
      Rob
      People are getting the train from Noarlunga every day? I thought it was shut.

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      The upgrade of the train link into the city is making the commute a nightmare at the moment...
      It normally takes 40 minutes from the Noarlunga interchange to the central station. Buses are presently taking people to Oaklands where you then pick up the train.

      Will it be quicker when all the diesel locomotives are replaced with electric trains...maybe not but with everything being brand new it should be a lot more comfortable!

      The upgraded train link will mean a lot not just for Port Noarlunga but also for suburbs like Seaford. Many new migrants are moving to this suburb and the exttension of the Noarlunga line to Seaford will save plenty of time. People who live in Seaford will walk to the station instead of driving through to the Noarlunga park and ride.

      As for hospitals and work. There's the Noarlunga hospital, there's Flinders and there's the Repat...all South of the city. Also under construction at the moment is the massive health village at Noarlunga.


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