New nurses, midwives and theatre staff recruited

Newly qualified nurses, midwives and operating theatre practitioners who are graduating from the University of East Anglia will be joining the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital this month.

Fifty nurses who are qualifying from the University of East Anglia's School of Nursing and Midwifery will be joining Norwich's university hospital during September, working in a variety of wards and clinical settings. The new recruits include 45 adult nurses and five children's nurses.

A total of seven operating department practitioners (ODPs), who care for patients before, during and after surgery, are also being taken on after qualifying from UEA. They work as part of a team with surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses

Director of Nursing and Education Christine Baxter said: “We are in the very lucky position as a university hospital to be able to work closely with the UEA and to recruit the vast majority of their graduates.”

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is also due to take on 11 midwives who are graduating from UEA and two experienced midwives who are all due to start in October. The hospital is still recruiting for experienced midwives and details of job vacancies can be found at

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust employs more than 1,900 registered nurses at its hospitals. The trust is rated excellent for cleanliness, catering and privacy by the National Patient Safety Agency.

The Healthcare Commission 2007 national patient survey reported that the Norfolk and Norwich is the top-rated multi-specialty hospital in the country for overall quality of care.

Monday 15th of September 2008 10:00:23 AM