Adele Atkinson has joined a drive to encourage nurses no longer working in the NHS to come back to their true calling.
The stroke unit nurse, who trained at Huddersfield University and loved the experience of working on wards, left the NHS to work at a private care home.
But it is only whilst working with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust that she feels valued, supported and able to fulfil her dream of caring for others.
Adele said: “People told me I would be better off with the NHS – and they were right. There is more interaction with patients, better pay and you feel like you are supported properly. My manager is fantastic and I have made some life-long friends in my job.”
The Trust is particularly searching for Band 5 nurses; and is holding a series of recruitment days – details coming soon. Amongst the benefits joining the NHS can bring are career development, an attractive pension offer, support from management and colleagues, the opportunity to re-validate your qualifications and of course, the opportunity to work hands-on with patients.
Adele had this message for any qualified nurse considering returning to the NHS. “Go for it. I came into nursing to look after people not to become an administrator or clinical manager. And that’s just what I do at Pinderfields Hospital!”