The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to welcome five new nurses to the Trust as part of the third cohort of a pioneering scheme to recruit international nurses.
The Trust is one of just five trusts in the country welcoming nurses as part of cohort three of the NHS Refugee Nurse Support Pilot Programme, a collaboration between NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Department of Health and Social Care, Liverpool John Moores University, RefuAid and Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB).
The pilot supports refugees who are qualified as nurses in their home country to resume their nursing careers in the NHS in England.
The first two cohorts of the pilot programme supported refugee nurses are already living and working in the UK. The programme has now been extended to support refugee nurses living overseas to come to the UK, rebuild their lives and work for the NHS.
The five nurses joining Mid Yorkshire Hospitals are from Lebanon, with Palestinian nationality, and will be working across Pinderfields Hospital’s Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, Coronary Care, Theatres and Haematology.
David Melia, Director of Nursing and Quality, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said:
“I am delighted to offer a very warm welcome to our new nurses, who will be working across a range of areas here at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
“We are thrilled that they have joined us as part of the NHS Refugee Nurse Support Pilot Programme and will provide them with ongoing support and training and help them to settle into their new roles.
Their resilience, skills and commitment will be invaluable to the Trust and the communities we serve.”