Hospital has trouble recruiting nurses

Dorset Echo: Hospital has trouble recruiting nurses Hospital has trouble recruiting nurses

DORSET County Hospital’s deputy director of nursing has admitted the organisation is struggling to recruit nurses and may look overseas to recruit staff again.

Neal Cleaver was giving an update to members of the Dorset Health Scrutiny Committee on concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection last year.

He said that following the inspection last summer the CQC raised one major concern surrounding the storage of medicines but was satisfied with the action the hospital had taken when it carried out a follow-up visit in October.

Mr Cleaver said the hospital was actively trying to recruit more nurses but there was a general lack of applicants for vacant roles.

He said: “The adverts are out there we just don’t have the people applying. We may have to look at overseas recruitment again.”

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11:07am Wed 2 Apr 14

dontbuyit says...

And it's only going to get worse with senior nurses leaving after the most recent slap in the face from Jeremy Hunt. Morale among nurses is low so why do they expect new nurses to apply here. They should try harder to retain the staff they have. Very shortsighted.
And it's only going to get worse with senior nurses leaving after the most recent slap in the face from Jeremy Hunt. Morale among nurses is low so why do they expect new nurses to apply here. They should try harder to retain the staff they have. Very shortsighted. dontbuyit
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