Nurses invited to see new Northumbria hospital

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Nurses interested in caring for patients 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 today.

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 today (Saturday, November 21) 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.

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.”