NHS trust searching for nurses

PUBLISHED: 11:30 19 June 2015

An open day will be held at Honiton Hospital this weekend.

An open day will be held at Honiton Hospital this weekend.

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has opened the door for existing and budding nurses in Honiton by holding an open day this weekend.

The trust has already held five successful open days this year, in Barnstaple, Tiverton, Axminster, Seaton and Sidmouth.

It is holding a further event at Honiton Hospital this Saturday (June 20) from 10am to 3pm.

The trust is looking for experienced and newly-qualified nurses to bolster the teams at its community hospitals in East Devon, including those considering a return to the profession.

Darryn Allcorn, director of workforce and development, said: “We have some great opportunities for experienced nurses seeking a new challenge, those looking to return to practice and students due to qualify from university in the near future.

“Nurses attending the open day will be able to meet clinical, recruitment and workforce development staff, have an interview on the day and have a tour of Honiton Hospital. Our open days have proved to be an excellent way to recruit new staff.

“We have been delighted with both the number and calibre of candidates who have shown an interest in working for the trust.

“The event at Honiton, like the others, will offer a great chance for candidates and ourselves to learn more about each other.

“Our staff will be able to tell you what it’s like to work for the trust, how you can fast-track your application and about the many training and development opportunities we offer.

“Nurses can also find out about our innovative rotational posts, working across acute and community settings.”

In East Devon, the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust runs Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth hospitals.

For more information about the open day, and what qualities are required to become a nurse, get in touch with Anna Wright by calling 01392 356023.

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