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‘Outstanding’ hospital to host nursing and midwifery open event

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
‘Outstanding’ hospital to host nursing and midwifery open event

Registered nurses and midwives interested in a career with one of the North East’s ‘outstanding’ NHS Foundation Trusts are being invited to meet staff at a recruitment open event at North Tyneside General Hospital.

The wide range of nursing and midwifery opportunities available at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be showcased on Saturday 1 April from 9am until 11am, with senior nurses on hand in the hospital restaurant to chat about careers with Northumbria.

Last month, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was rated as the best NHS employer in England for providing equal opportunities to staff for career progression and promotion, according to results of the 2016 NHS Staff Survey, with 95 per cent of staff praising the opportunities available.

A range of nursing and midwifery roles are available, not only at North Tyneside General Hospital, but across the trust, covering a wide range of specialities including:

  • acute medicine
  • acute elderly care and rehabilitation
  • children’s nursing
  • child and adolescent mental health
  • community nursing
  • oncology
  • midwifery
  • surgery

As one of only a handful of trusts rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016, Northumbria Healthcare is recognised nationally for delivering the highest standards of patient care in hospital and out in the community with over 11,000 staff caring for patients across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

The trust’s specialist Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in North Tyneside was recently rated ‘good’ following an inspection from the CQC who found services for children and young people with anxiety, depression, learning disabilities and eating disorders, being delivered in a ‘thoughtful and sensitive way’.

Elaine Henderson, interim deputy director of nursing at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “We’re really proud of the opportunities we offer to our nursing and midwifery staff and were absolutely delighted to be named as the best trust in England for staff career progression and promotion.

“Growing and developing our own workforce is very important to us and we’re passionate about nurturing our own people to allow them to move forward and develop in their roles.

“From caring for a patient who’s just undergone surgery, to visiting a patient in their own home to help them manage a long-term condition, we provide the most varied and rewarding experiences for nurses and midwives looking for a new challenge at every stage of their career.

“At Northumbria, your area of work is not set in stone. We’ll support you if you wish to change to another specialty within our trust – there’s nothing to stop you trying something new.  We’d urge any nurses and midwives interested in talking to us to pop along to North Tyneside on 1 April to meet our team and find out more.”

If you are a registered nurse or midwife and you would be interested in attending the event, click here.