A south coast acute trust has announced it is looking to fill more than 75 specialist cardiac nursing posts.
Newly created posts are available within the cardiac wards, vascular ward and cardiac high dependency units at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The trust said its cardiovascular and thoracic services had increased capacity, with six new high dependency beds, 22 new ward beds and one new cardiac intensive care bed. The departments aim to take on an additional 700 patients each year.
The final stage of expansion – a refurbishment of non-invasive cardiology – was completed in June, resulting in enlarged and dedicated rooms for clinical investigations and improved waiting areas.
Matron in cardiovascular and thoracic services Juliet Pearce said: “We are looking forward to welcoming a new wave of specialist nurses and a range of other staff members to join us in these exciting times following expansion.
“The new recruits will play an important part in continuing to develop the trust’s reputation as a centre of nursing excellence.”
Additionally, a further 46 staff are required to fill consultant, technician, HCA and administration roles.