65 new recruits to join Teesside battle against COVID-19 pressures

A recent ‘call to arms’ by a local health care trust has not disappointed say health bosses.

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS foundation Trust say a campaign they launched just four weeks ago, calling for Teesside populations to ‘choose the NHS’ as their next employer has led to the appointment of 65 ‘team support workers’.

Chief Nurse, Lindsey Robertson said of the success ‘we are utterly overwhelmed by the success of this recruitment campaign, but we never doubted the support of our Teesside communities. These roles are so very important in ensuring our current staff are supported to do their jobs during the ongoing pandemic. These roles have emphasised the needs for ‘an extra pair of hands’ and other back to basics compassionate caring skills the NHS is so well renowned for across the world’. Image of a thank you note to recent applicants to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

The Trust held four recruitment days in total where they met over 80 keen applicants who wanted to support the Tees health and care plight.

Karen Sheard, Deputy Chief Nurse echoes Lindsey’s comments ‘resilience for our staff is the single most important factor for our workforce at present. These roles are a new way of working in a very different landscape for the NHS. I had the absolute privilege of meeting many of the applicants at their induction. It was truly humbling to see just how much love and support there is out there for the NHS. I’ve met former military personnel, young people looking for a break into health care and people who just want to give something back’.

The Trust employ over 5,500 people at their Stockton, Hartlepool and Peterlee sites and as one of the biggest employers across the region, they say they are always looking to hear from the NHS staff of the future. To find out more about current vacancies at the trust visit: https://www.nth.nhs.uk/jobs/

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