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Recruitment drive proves a real success

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has had a fantastic response to its recent recruitment campaign to increase nurse staffing levels. Since November last year, the Trust have appointed in total 120 registered nurses, 106 Health Care Assistants (HCA’s), 60 Student nurses, 44 Band 1 positions.

69 of the HCA’s have already started work at the Trust and the rest will begin between now and June; whilst 50 of the registered nurses will join the Trust between now and August. The newly appointed band 1 staff members will be joining between the months of May and June this year. The remaining 60 registered nurses and student nurses will be joining between September and October later in the year, subject to final recruitment checks.

David Melia, Acting Chief Nurse, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said, “As a Trust we are delighted to have seen such a great response to these positions and to have met such ambitious and inspiring people who want to become part of the team in providing quality care to our patients. 

“I’m sure they will quickly settle on their wards, where we expect them to display the caring and compassionate qualities we rightly require to provide the highest standard of care possible for our patients. We will be offering all of our new recruits a great deal of support in their first few months with the Trust and we’ll also be offering the Preceptorship scheme to all of our newly qualified nurses. We look forward to welcoming all of our new starters to the Trust over the next few months.”