Type keywords in the text box above.

Staff say Hola to new Spanish nurses!

16 Feb 2015 14:55:29
nurses from spain

A group of 11 nurses from Spain have chosen to make the life-changing decision to move to Yorkshire and work with our local community based here at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust began a large scale recruitment drive late last year to drive up the numbers of full time nurses at the hospital and in our community services to ensure that staff could spend more time with patients and provide the personal care and attention patients deserve, which the Trust is always striving for.

The 11 are all qualified nurses with directly transferable skills. In addition, they will all undergo an intensive induction with our colleagues here at Rotherham Hospital, including an introduction to the Trust’s new #hellomynameis ethos, where all patients and visitors are greeted properly, following the successful introduction of the campaign started by Leeds’ doctor, Kate Granger MBE.

The Trust is far from being the first NHS organisation to seek overseas recruits. Many London and Home Counties hospitals have successfully recruited overseas nurses from Spain, Portugal and across Europe, as well as the Caribbean.

Trust Chief Nurse, Tracey McErlain-Burns, said: "I'm delighted to welcome our new nurses and I hope they get a good Yorkshire welcome from our staff and our patients.

“Recruiting nurses is a challenge, due to a national shortage of qualified and experienced nurses. All our nurses must sign up to our core values which were put forward and agreed by our staff: safe, compassion, together, right first time, responsible and respect."

The Trust is still looking to recruit nurses and welcomes nurses wanting to return to practice to work at Rotherham Hospital and in its community services.

Tracey McErlain-Burns added: "With around 4,500 staff we are one of the biggest employers in Rotherham. There are fewer places to work as rewarding and which offers such great benefits to its staff: the NHS offers 27 days' holiday, a generous pension, flexible working options and training and development opportunities."

Whether you're a newly qualified nurse, working elsewhere or looking to return to practice, get in touch. Phone the HR recruitment team on 01709 424508 or email recruitment@rothgen.nhs.uk

Latest News

Our latest news.


Our Twitter Feed

We've tweeted 5833 times so far!
We've tweeted 5833 times so far!
  • TRFT Charity @TRFT_Charity  We've got cakes, goodies & prizes galore at the ready for our #DrTed fundraising event today at #Rotherham Hospital. We're supporting @RotherhamMayor's chosen charities this year. We hope to see you there! #RotherhamIsWonderful #NHScharities @HeadwayUK @firefighters999
    Fri Sep 21 09:20:02
  • Sandra Lawton RN OBE @SandraDerm  @RotherhamNHS_FT @markhil75770073 @Taradking71 @DrSusanneFarwer Live eczema Webinar went well today link to it soon
    Fri Sep 21 08:59:47
  • First day of AHP filming for our #NationalAHPDay video! Raising awareness of the many AHP roles in patient care! Thanks for your help @RotherhamColl students/actresses! More filming tomorrow!
    Thu Sep 20 16:39:57
  • Grace Healy RD @GraceHealyRD  Filming day @RotherhamNHS_FT #ActorsOfTheNHS
    Thu Sep 20 12:01:36
  • NHS England @NHSEngland  When collecting your prescription, don't assume you can claim it for free. Use the #NHS online eligibility checker to find out if you should pay https://t.co/MivMmZPxAP #CheckBeforeYouTick
    Thu Sep 20 11:34:08