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29th June 2017

Hospitals in the west of Dorset are hosting special recruitment days to help attract new recruits for local healthcare services.

Job seekers are invited to Bridport Hospital on Wednesday, 21 June, and Westhaven Hospital in Weymouth on Wednesday, 28 June, to meet staff and learn more about the many roles available.

Dorset HealthCare is looking for registered general and mental health nurses, as well as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and health care assistants, to help provide crucial local NHS services – both in hospitals and out in the community.

Experienced or newly qualified health workers are welcome to drop in anytime during the days, which will run from 10am to 4pm. There will be the chance to talk to staff about their work over a cup of tea or coffee, learn about staff benefits and career development opportunities, see a list of current vacancies and pick up information leaflets or application forms.

You can also find out more about the Trust Bank, which offers a range of temporary or part-time employment opportunities across the Trust.

Bridport Hospital was featured in two Sky News broadcasts earlier this year looking at recruitment in the NHS. Ellen Holmes, Senior Sister on the Ryeberry and Langdon wards, said:

“Bridport Hospital is a great place to work, with lots of opportunities for personal and career development. I have been here two-and-a-half years and have responsibility for the two elderly care wards. I love my job.

“Overall, I’ve been with Dorset Healthcare for 26 years and have worked in most of the county’s community hospitals. I am passionate about the quality of care we can offer to our local communities, and hope we can recruit some lovely staff to come and join us.”

A further recruitment day will be held at Swanage Hospital on Tuesday, 4 July, to help highlight job roles on offer in the Purbeck area.

Helen Persey, Locality Manager for Weymouth and Portland, said:

“This is a very exciting time to join Dorset HealthCare, as we have great opportunities to provide even better patient care in the community. Come and join us at one of our open days to find out more.”

Bridport Hospital is on Hospital Lane, and Westhaven Hospital on Radipole Lane, Weymouth – just head to their reception areas on the day. More information about working for Dorset HealthCare is available at www.joindhc.co.uk

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