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Nurses invited to see new Northumbria hospital

Wednesday, 18 November, 2015
Nurses invited to see new Northumbria hospital

Nurses interested in joining the ‘best place to work’ and caring for patents in the country’s first hospital dedicated to emergency care are being invited to come and meet the teams and see the state-of-the-art facilities on Saturday (21 November).

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit nurses in a range of specialties to work at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital and is holding an open event from 9am to 1pm.

Opened in June, the Northumbria hospital at Cramlington treats all serious emergencies from across Northumberland and North Tyneside. It is the first purpose-built hospital of its kind in the country to have emergency medicine consultants on site 24/7 and specialist consultants in a broad range of conditions also work seven days a week.

For patients who are seriously ill or injured, this means they have much quicker access to specialist care, which is helping to save more lives and maximising chances of survival and a good recovery.

The new model of emergency care is leading the way nationally, is in line with the vision recently outlined in the ‘NHS five year forward view’ and has been endorsed by Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England.

At the event, nurses will have the opportunity to meet the teams and find out about the opportunities, visit the hospital and be interviewed. Tours of the site will be held on the hour, with the last one taking place at noon.

The trust is looking to recruit nurses to work in stroke, acute elderly medicine, respiratory medicine, cardiology, gastrointestinal medicine/surgery, critical care, ambulatory care and surgery.

Elaine Henderson, chief matron for medicine at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “Saturday’s event is an ideal opportunity for nurses to see first-hand the superb facilities we have at our new Northumbria hospital and meet the teams to find out about the roles we have on offer and working in our new model of emergency care.

“Nurses play a vital role in delivering compassionate front-line care for our patients and we are extremely keen to welcome new faces to our hard-working teams and would encourage nurses to come along to learn more.”

Nurses are being advised to apply for the roles in advance of the event however if they would like to come along and discuss opportunities they would be welcomed. For information about the roles and to apply, visit

For more information contact Sue Ewart on or 0191 60 72011.

Earlier this year, the trust was named ‘Best Place to Work in the NHS for 2015’. This recognises and celebrates the culture created at Northumbria Healthcare where the leadership team has worked hard to promote great staff engagement and create an environment where people can enjoy their work.