The James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston is spending £1.3 million on recruiting additional registered nurses.

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A full review of nursing at the NHS trust is currently being carried out by director of nursing Liz Libiszewski who, the trust said, is looking a “innovative ways to increase availability of staff and ensure compliance with national guidelines for having the right staff in the right place at the right time”.

A number of the posts have already been filled through overseas recruitment to help cope with the increased demand over winter.

Over the coming months, the trust will fill nursing vacancies through local and overseas recruitment, retaining students as they complete their training and employing staff who are returning to practice.

“It is not just about more nurses, the review also looks at how we can further support and value the staff we already have, enhance their skills and make the James Paget an attractive place to work so they want to stay here,” added Ms Libiszewski.

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  • Lovely picture of a chav smoking outside the entrance.

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    wes1975

    Sunday, December 22, 2013

  • It is rather sad to see that yet another hospital is having to recruit staff from abroad. What has gone so wrong? With so many of our young people on the dole why didn`t the Labour government spend more effort on funding training places for the indigenous population instead of stuffing the Nhs full of managers.

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    BG

    Friday, December 20, 2013

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