THE HEART of England NHS Foundation Trust is set to welcome a record number of nurses into its ranks following a successful recruitment drive.
The nursing team will welcome an additional 160 nurses across all wards and specialist areas in the Trust’s Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospital’s in October this year to provide care for patients and a morale boost for staff.
The recruitment drive, which has hired nurses from across the UK and EU, is part of plans to fill vacancies and reduce the Trust’s reliance on costly agency and temporary staff.
Chief Nurse, Sam Foster, explained that like many Trusts across the country, the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust was working hard to recruit more nurses at at a time when national nursing shortages and government cuts are putting pressure on hospital services.
She added: “We are making steady progress and it will be fantastic to welcome the 160 nurses.
“Filling these vacancies will also have a positive impact on staff morale and in turn on staff turnaround and sickness levels.
“We are confident we have attracted the best talent to provide the best patient care and are hugely appreciative that they have made the decision to join us.”
Recruitment for registered nurses, health care assistants and therapists will continue over the next six months, with these posts advertised on the NHS jobs website and recruitment events planned each month.
If you are or know of any newly-qualifying or trained nurses looking for new opportunities, or former nurses looking to return to the profession, contact the recruitment team on 01214 248993 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org