Media Release

Gear up your Car-eer with the QEH

An exciting new recruitment campaign is being revved up by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

The hospital will be taking to the roads of West Norfolk with its new recruitment car to encourage more nurses and midwives to come and work on the wards.

One of the Trust’s pool cars has been covered in a special wrapping in order to further spread the word.

The hospital currently employs 820 nurses and 102 midwives and is looking to recruit nearly 100 extra nurses and three midwives.

This is one of a number of initiatives for local, national and international recruitment campaigns, which are being run by the Trust.

As part of the launch of this new campaign, the hospital has joined forces with Unison to run a competition to win an iPad. The car will be photographed at four prominent locations around West Norfolk. These pictures will be posted onto the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Facebook page over the next four weeks, starting on Friday, 15 July, and visitors must correctly guess the locations, along with liking the QEH Facebook page, in order to stand a chance of winning the iPad. The winner will be picked out of a hat on Monday, 15 August.

Hospital Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein said: “Nurses are a vital part of our journey towards becoming an outstanding trust in all areas of the care we provide to our patients. The hospital has already run a number of recruitment campaigns which have proved to be successful and we are hoping for a similar response to this one.”

Unison branch secretary Darren Barber said: “There are numerous pressures facing nurse recruitment nationally at the moment.

“As Unison we try and help in as many ways as possible. This includes training and the highlighting of recruitment as an issue at a national level.

“Unison is proud of this hospital and its staff and we are proud to support initiatives which will bring more people to work here.”


Pictured are: Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein with Milena Krasinska-Chavez, Asher Dino and Unison branch secretary Darren Barber with the recruitment car

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