King’s Lynn hospital chiefs encouraged by recruitment events interest

QEH recruitment day at Downham Market Town Hall, LtoR, Adrian Debney, Barbara Seaber, Nigel Tarratt, Debbie Longmuir ANL-150323-174329009
QEH recruitment day at Downham Market Town Hall, LtoR, Adrian Debney, Barbara Seaber, Nigel Tarratt, Debbie Longmuir ANL-150323-174329009
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Hospital bosses are planning another round of recruitment events later this year following their latest set of events designed to bring former staff back into the NHS.

More than 60 people attended the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s initial recruitment day in Lynn in January.

And managers have been encouraged by the level of interest shown in the latest three sessions, which were held in Downham, Swaffham and Wisbech.

Gerry Dryden, the hospital’s director of human resources, said: “These events are crucial in securing a workforce which incorporates all of the Trust’s values.

“We are looking for proud, curious, compassionate and courageous people eager to provide the best care and patient experience.”

Director of nursing Catherine Morgan added: “Having held four events so far this year, alongside overseas recruitment, the Trust’s targeted recruitment programme working hard to establish a sustainable supply of nurses in 2015.”

Almost 150 registered nurses and midwives were recruited by the hospital during 2014.

And the hopsital says there was particularly strong interest in nursing and healthcare assistant roles.

Rehabilitation services manager Nigel Tarratt said: “We want to attract staff who may be thinking of a job change or change in specialty and to show them how we can support them through this change with learning and development opportunities.

“We have an experienced workforce who is able to support staff when working in a new environment to ensure that they are not thrown in at the deep end but given supervision and training to ensure we are delivering the best care for the patients that we treat.”