A group of 11 nurses from Spain have been recruited to fill positions in Rotherham.
They were recruited after Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust began a large scale recruitment drive late last year to boost the numbers of full time nurses at the hospital and in its community services
Hospital bosses say the 11 nurses are all qualified nurses with ‘directly transferable skills’.
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.
“With around 3,500 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.”
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