Health trust on the search for 40 nurses

A health trust is looking for 40 nurses to work in general and community hospitals in North Tyneside and Northumberland.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is expanding its teams which provide compassionate care to elderly patients in hospital.

The trust is looking to recruit registered general nurses and mental health nurses, who specialise in looking after patients living with dementia and other mental health issues such as depression, all at Band 5.

The expansion is part of the trust’s continuous investment in its existing hospitals which, after the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital opens in Cramlington this summer, will continue to treat the majority of patients.

The trust’s general hospitals at Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck will become centres of excellence for patients to receive high quality, planned and on-going care and rehabilitation and will each have dedicated elderly care assessment centres to care for vulnerable, elderly patients in their own communities.

The trust is inviting anyone interested in the roles to a drop-in event on Thursday, April 23, at 6pm to 8pm at Northumbria House, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, to find out more about the posts on offer.

Elaine Henderson, chief matron for medicine and emergency care at the trust, said: “This is a really exciting time to join Northumbria Healthcare.”

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The nurses will work at the trust’s general hospitals and community hospitals at Berwick, Alnwick, Rothbury, Blyth and Haltwhistle and the Whalton Unit at Morpeth.