A CAMPAIGN has been launched to recruit staff to work in Herefordshire's hospitals.

Wye Valley NHS Trust will host a series of open days to recruit qualified nurses, community nurses, and clinical support staff to work at the county's three community hospitals or in the district nursing teams across Herefordshire

The events are also open to those who may have left the profession and who want to return to nursing in a community setting.

Each of the events will run from 4pm to 7pm, starting on September 18 at Ross Community Hospital.

This is followed by a similar open day event at Bromyard Community Hospital on September 25 and Leominster Community Hospital on October 2.

The trust says there are a variety of opportunities and progression for qualified nurses and clinical support staff on offer.

Tracey Ricketts, locality lead nurse at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “This is an opportunity to meet our staff, ask questions, have a guided tour, and find out about working in our community hospitals and district nursing teams.

“If you are a qualified nurse, looking to return to nursing, or clinical support staff, we’d love to see you at one of our open day events.

"We’re also recruiting nurses and healthcare assistants to our bank of staff and are keen to speak to people who are considering nursing as a career.

“If you have not worked in a hospital for some time but are still registered, or your registration has lapsed, that doesn’t matter - we would like to hear from you and we will support you to regain your registration”.

The Trust is keen to appoint into these roles as soon as possible and suitable candidates will be offered an interview on the day, where possible, if they match the criteria.

Anyone interested in attending should simply turn up at one of the events – there’s no need to book a place.

For more information, visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk or call Tracey Ricketts on 01432 347685, or email tracey.ricketts@wvt.nhs.uk