New recruits ready to join frontline at state-of-the-art hospital

5th Jul 2024

A recruitment event saw more than 45 emergency healthcare professionals hired by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust which is preparing to open a new hospital this year.

The new starters will find themselves working on the frontline at the state-of-the-art Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) in Smethwick.

The Trust is building the healthcare facility and currently runs Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis Hospitals as well as a number of community sites and GP services.

Some of the new recruits who attended the event.

Annabel Bottrill, Deputy Director of Nursing for Emergency Care for the organisation, said: “Job seekers who came along to the event were really impressed with the new hospital and how we will provide emergency care to our population.

“The facilities at MMUH are second to none – the accident and emergency departments at Sandwell and City Hospitals will be combined to form one large A&E where we will see and treat people using the latest equipment and facilities.

“We will also house a Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit in an ultra modern setting. Candidates attending the event were able to get a real flavour of what to expect in the new hospital by taking a virtual reality tour.”

The recruitment drive was held at Sandwell Hospital, in West Bromwich and also shared information on how healthcare workers joining the Trust can expect to develop professionally and the support they will receive from their peers.

Michael Brennan, A&E Matron, added: “We are keen to offer people joining us plenty of opportunities to develop as well as a raft of great benefits which focuses on their health and wellbeing.”

And he concluded: “The calibre of candidates we saw at the event was really high and it was evident that they were very much in tune with the Trust’s values which are ambition, respect and compassion.

“It’s important that we continue to deliver high standards of care at our current hospital sites and in the autumn when we move into MMUH.

“It’s a really exciting time to join the Trust with the new hospital opening on the horizon.”

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