£1.5 million investment will add 31 nurses to Colchester hospitals payroll

Gazette: £1.5 million investment will add 31 nurses to Colchester hospitals payroll £1.5 million investment will add 31 nurses to Colchester hospitals payroll

AN extra £1.5 million has been found to add 31 more nurses and healthcare assistants to the payroll of Colchester Hospitals Trust.

Eight more paediatric nurses, 10 new recruits on the Stroke Unit and a further 10 Accident & Emergency department nurses will be hired.

A further three “guardians of quality” - a new role to be filled by people who will lead nursing across Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital - will join them.

The new roles will be in addition to ensuring nurses who leave the trust are promptly replaced.

Last year, the trust added an extra 138 nurses and healthcare assistants to its payroll, and recruited 118 from Spain.

Dee Hackett, director of nursing and patient experience, said recruitment had already begun.

She said: “The trust has been increasing its nursing workforce for about the past 12 months as a result of ongoing work to assess the needs of our patients.

“This work will continue, and we will soon be turning our attention to other parts of the Trust, such as the critical care department, theatres and outpatients.”

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10:04am Thu 13 Mar 14

The King of Colchester says...

31? Not enough!
31? Not enough! The King of Colchester
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12:42pm Thu 13 Mar 14

catflap1 says...

1.5m for 31 jobs are they all on £48k per year??
1.5m for 31 jobs are they all on £48k per year?? catflap1
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12:47pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

catflap1 wrote:
1.5m for 31 jobs are they all on £48k per year??
Well there is also the matter of the cost of recruitment, insurance for the extra employees, perhaps training, HR, etc.
[quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: 1.5m for 31 jobs are they all on £48k per year??[/p][/quote]Well there is also the matter of the cost of recruitment, insurance for the extra employees, perhaps training, HR, etc. Ritchie_Hicks
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3:20pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Perhaps the figures do look high but Ritchie is right. It is inevitable the added on cost to any employer with things like pension contributions, employers National Insurance contributions, recruitment, sick leave contingency, training, uniforms, etc, etc are all going to significantly increase costs over and above any salary paid. Let's not knock this because we need more front line nurses over and above any other public service employee
Perhaps the figures do look high but Ritchie is right. It is inevitable the added on cost to any employer with things like pension contributions, employers National Insurance contributions, recruitment, sick leave contingency, training, uniforms, etc, etc are all going to significantly increase costs over and above any salary paid. Let's not knock this because we need more front line nurses over and above any other public service employee Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 3

8:21pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Route88 says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
catflap1 wrote:
1.5m for 31 jobs are they all on £48k per year??
Well there is also the matter of the cost of recruitment, insurance for the extra employees, perhaps training, HR, etc.
To say nothing of the managers on their inflated salaries the hospital will need to employ to manage the 31 nurses!
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: 1.5m for 31 jobs are they all on £48k per year??[/p][/quote]Well there is also the matter of the cost of recruitment, insurance for the extra employees, perhaps training, HR, etc.[/p][/quote]To say nothing of the managers on their inflated salaries the hospital will need to employ to manage the 31 nurses! Route88
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