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North Middlesex seeks to recruit hundreds of nurses


A north London trust has launched a massive recruitment drive for more than 300 nursing staff as part of local reconfiguration plans.

North Middlesex University Hospital Trust announced this week that it was recruiting nearly 450 nurses, midwives and doctors in order to take on the provision of services from the nearby Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust.   

North Middlesex currently has around 2,350 staff but is looking for a further 210 nurses and midwives, and 100 healthcare assistants by the end of 2013.

The move is in preparation for the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Clinical strategy, which is expected to start later this year.

The contentious £114.6m strategy, which was signed off by commissioners on 16 September, will see Chase Farm Hospital lose its accident and emergency department and maternity unit.

New services at North Middlesex University Hospital will include a midwife-led birthing centre, neonatal unit, stroke unit, medical and surgical wards, and more accident and emergency services.

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Readers' comments (4)

  • I am sorry to say but north middlesex hospital is the worst hospital in London. Most of the staff, right from the administrators to the nurses and midwives are rude, unfriendly, uncaring and unhelpful. Local people try to talk their way out to the ambulance staff not to take them there.

    This hospital is another midstaff awaiting to happen. The chief exec must ensure a complete over haul is done addressing all these issues. Nurses and midwives like these without an ounce of compassion make me regret i am part of the family.

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  • as a general remark and not speaking of this hospital in particular,the need for a black list for job seekers springs to mind. I am sure nobody wants to land themselves in a repeat of another mid staffs situation due to an unfortunate job choice.

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  • I trained at the North Midd way back in the 80"s so sad to see comment above. I no longer live in England so have not visited the Nt Midd in since the early 90"s. I had excellent tutors etc. I went on to do further training in another part of England and However perhaps a major influx of new staff is just what is needed to turn the hospital around. It is always very sad to hear that the local population do not feel confident with their local hospital.

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  • 'Reconfiguration' is probably a cover from the Keogh report. Many Trusts are on a recruitment drive since then, not just in the UK, managers are travelling to Spain and beyond.

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