Milton Keynes Hospital is preparing to welcome more than 100 extra staff as part of a large investment in nursing care.
The hospital has just completed a wide-reaching recruitment drive and is appointing 39 qualified nurses and 74 healthcare assistants (HCAs). The new employees will be joining the organisation during September and October.
Lisa Knight, Director of Patient Care and Chief Nurse, said: “We were delighted with the calibre of applicants and are looking forward to welcoming these nurses and HCAs to the team.
“Nursing and care support staff play such an important role in caring for our patients and making their experience in our hospital as positive as possible.
“With the additional staff, and an extensive training and development programme, we can go even further for our patients.
“We were fortunate that Milton Keynes Hospital is an attractive place to work, so we have been able to recruit a cohort of experienced, knowledgeable and caring people from Milton Keynes and beyond.”
The recruitment drive forms part of wider investment in the hospital’s nursing staff. For example, 52 healthcare assistants are currently studying dementia care with the Open University, and all our matrons are studying an MBA module in quality improvement.