A HEALTHCARE trust has said it will invest £5million in creating 150 new nursing jobs.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has announced a £5 million investment to create an additional 150 nursing posts across the trust.

It added part of the investment will enable senior staff to spend more time supporting and developing nursing practice.

Chief Nurse Professor Lynne Swiatczak said: “We want to deliver the best possible care for all our patients.

“This additional investment in our nursing workforce will mean that we have above the recommended number.

“I know that having more nurses on the ward will ease the pressure on our hardworking staff so that they can spend more time delivering the compassionate aspects of care.”

The investment will fund additional posts on an ongoing basis, to ensure the trust relies less heavily on agency staff and more staff can be recruited on a permanent basis.

Professir Swiatczak added: “We are committed to attracting and retaining the best nursing talent and are actively recruiting to fill these new nursing posts.

“Before Christmas, we recruited 70 nurses and a further 97 nurses will be starting employment with the trust by April.”

The Trust is holding recruitment days at Stoke Mandeville hospital and Wycombe hospital and is working with local universities.

Recruitment days

Saturday, March 1

Medical wards open day, post graduate centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital 10am – 3pm

Thursday, March 13

Theatres open day, Wycombe Hospital 10am – 3pm