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Northumbria open event for nurses and midwives

Monday, 11 March, 2019

Nurses, midwives and operating department practitioners interested in joining the trust which has the best staff morale in the country are being encouraged to come and meet the team at an event later this month.

Matrons and members of the nursing, midwifery and theatre team from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be on hand at The Northumbria hospital 9-11am on Saturday 23 March to talk to people about career opportunities across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

The trust received the highest score of acute trusts for staff morale in the national NHS staff survey published last month and, overall, had one of the strongest performances with employees feeling listened to, highly motivated and engaged with their work.

One of England’s top performing trusts; Northumbria Healthcare has nursing and midwifery roles available in hospitals and in the community and, in particular, is looking to recruit people to work in elderly care, operating theatres, paediatrics and in medical wards.

For those people wanting to pursue working at The Northumbria hospital, people will have the opportunity to have a look around and set up a visit if interested in joining one of the many teams at one of the trust’s general or community hospitals or in the community.

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Elaine Henderson, director of nursing delivery at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “With our staff morale the best in the country, now is a great time to join our trust and we’d encourage registered nurses, midwives and operating department practitioners to come along and meet our team and learn more about what we offer.

“We’ll have a range of staff on hand – from matrons to newly-qualified – to chat to people about what it’s like to work at Northumbria and the support we give to nurses, midwives and ODPs to develop with us.

“Our Northumbria hospital has some of best facilities in the north east and on the day people will have to chance to have a look around a particular ward or department and get a feel for what it would be like to work there. Equally, if people are interested in working elsewhere in our trust, we’d be more than happy to arrange a visit.

“We look forward to welcoming registered nurses and midwives at any stage of their career to Northumbria hospital on 23 March.”

All Northumbria nurses and midwives are fully supported with newly-qualified staff benefitting from one of the most extensive ‘preceptorship’ programmes in the NHS during the first year.

Media contact:

Andrew Younger
0191 203 1656 / 07833488229