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Nottingham University Hospitals needs you!

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust calls for more Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Therapists and Support Workers.

We are humbled by the public’s support, and the flexibility and adaptability of our nursing teams as we rapidly make changes to deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals said: “These unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures and we would like to encourage more registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Support Workers, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to help our hospitals navigate the challenges ahead.”

“Nursing colleagues in our region are already working hard on co-ordinating over 600 responses from people who have expressed an interest in returning to practice in some capacity”.

Our nursing teams are putting robust plans in place in preparation for the expected rise in COVID-19 patients, and have set up the following:

  • Refresher courses for existing and returning nurses and therapists
  • Increasing the number of Critical Care beds for poorly patients
  • Dedicating wards to caring for patients who need hospital treatment for Coronovirus

“Thank you to all who have already expressed their support. All of those joining TeamNUH will be provided with relevant training and ongoing support during their time here.  They really will make a difference.”

If you are interested and are still on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, please apply to join NHS Professionals via the Rapid Response recruitment process today by visiting https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/rapid-response. This service enables qualified healthcare professionals to sign up to the bank in as little as 24 hours.

 

If you have been a Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Support Worker, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist but are no longer on the register, you can still help. Visit https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/coronavirus/temporary-registration/ to find out how you can re-join the register and do your bit for the NHS.

Mandie, added: “I am truly humbled by the work of my colleagues, and thank them again for all of their hard work.  I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our local community for their support and generous offers of food, gifts and general goodwill. We are all really touched and feel incredibly supported.”

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