New nurses sign up at Pilgrim Hospital

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Pilgrim Hospital has taken on 22 newly-qualified nurses as part of a recruitment drive by the trust in charge.

The nurses are part of more than 100 to join United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) in recent weeks with more then 150 joining since April 2013.

Most of the nurses have trained with ULHT and have been employed as part of the trust’s regular recruitment and annual intake of newly qualified nurses.

The nurses took part in a week long induction programme, led by clinical educator Sarah Ellis to understand about working for the trust, and the values they are expected to uphold, such as treating patients with compassion, dignity and respect.

At the end of the week the nurses are supported on the ward by senior nurses who will be able to answer any questions they may have.

Sarah said: “It’s really crucial for us that we provide all the help and guidance that our newly qualified nurses need before they start work on the wards.

“It’s a great way to ensure our new starters feel supported but also understand what is expected of them as a member of this trust.”

A spokesman for the trust said it has undertaken an ‘ambitious’ recruitment programme to increase staffing levels.

The drive comes after the hospital was placed in special measures.