Northampton General Hospital hosts Qualified Nursing Open Day

Northampton General Hospital (NGH) is holding a Qualified Nursing Open Day on Saturday 7th September 2019, for registered nurses looking for a fresh challenge to find out about career opportunities across Medicine, Paediatrics and Theatres, meet staff and take a tour of the hospital facilities. 

Northampton General Hospital provides acute care services for 380,000 people and has two gynaecology theatres and 2 obstetric theatres that are open 24/7. The hospital has recently invested in new facilities, including an emergency centre and a new chemotherapy suite, offering a great work environment for its healthcare teams.

Nurses standing together at Qualified Nursing Open DayIt is the first hospital in the UK to have achieved the Pathway to Excellence® accreditation, an international programme to validate workplaces, where nurses are supported to develop and flourish. The hospital also takes part in the DAISY® awards, an international programme which recognises the hard work of nursing staff.

Andrew Belcher, Clinical Resource Planning Manager at Northampton General Hospital says: “We are investing in the future of the hospital and our staff and the Qualified Nursing Open Day is a great opertunity. We recently opened the country’s newest emergency assessment unit and started a new way of working to streamline the flow of patients through our services. A key focus for us is the education, training and development of our nurses.

“We offer a supportive and engaging working environment where nurses can thrive and progress. We have a great development programme with our practice development team and excellent Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) results for our international nurses. We encourage qualified nurses looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career move to come along to the Qualified Nursing Open Day to find out more.”

Northampton General Hospital is one of the key partners in the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ recruitment campaign. It is the first campaign of its kind to bring together several NHS providers to address the national shortage of doctors and nurses by highlighting the many benefits of relocating to Northamptonshire, including the varied career opportunities and better quality of life.

The campaign unites the University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton General Hospital, Kettering General Hospital (KGH), St Andrew’s Healthcare and Northants GP.

The Qualified Nursing Open day takes place on Saturday 7th September 2019 at Northampton General Hospitals, Cripps Centre, Area J, NGH, 10am – 2pm. For more information click here.