Hospital trust to recruit 64 Filipino nurses

Kings Mill Hospital GV
Kings Mill Hospital GV

Sherwood Forest Hospitals has announced it has offered 64 posts to nurses from the Philippines.

The trust which runs King’s Mill Hospital, says the highly-skilled nurses will be implemented within the next year, and will now undergo the international recruitment processes including English tests and visa applications.

They are expected to arrive in groups of 20 in March, April and May 2016 to ensure they are integrated successfully.

Kate Lorenti, deputy director of human resources at the trust said: “This has been a real success.

“We were very impressed by the high quality of the caring nurses we interviewed in Manila and to offer roles to 64 qualified nurses is fantastic news.”

The recruitment drive continues at a pace in the UK and overseas.

Over the coming months the trust has plans to visit Italy and Romania, Spain, Greece and Croatia.

On September 26 an event will be held at King’s Mill Hospital to recruit qualified UK nurses.

At a similar event in April the trust recruited over 20 new staff members, and towards the end of September 35 newly qualified nurses are set to start working in the trust’s hospitals.

Phil Bolton, divisional nurse for emergency care and medicine, said: “It was a long way to go but worth it. All the nurses demonstrate the trust’s core values, and we are delighted to bring them to work in our hospitals.

“We continue to look for the very best, most caring and professional nurses to work in our hospitals to ensure we provide safe and quality care for our patients.”