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New nurses arrive to kick-start latest recruitment drive

Tuesday May 7, 2019

The trust is stepping up its efforts to get more nurses on our wards with some important appointments, announcements and recruitment initiatives late last week.

Six more nurses from the Philippines arrived to start their careers with the trust, with the latest including Cherri Mie, who will begin life on Lavant Ward. She does so whilst leaving behind a husband and two boys, aged seven and 13.

Cherri said: “I am thrilled to be here and get started, I leave behind a husband and two boys but the decision to come here was to provide for them and to give my children a brighter future. That is the aim.”

Dr Maggie Davies welcomed Cherri and her colleagues as Maggie begins her new role as chief nurse, taking over from Nicola Ranger, who will continue as chief nurse at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals until she moves to King’s in London.

We are always recruiting and I am looking forward to meeting any registered nurses that wish to join our outstanding trust

On her appointment, Maggie said: “I am delighted to start in my new role as chief nurse. We have such a talented, caring clinical workforce here and I look forward to helping not only maintain that workforce, but also help it grow.

“Western Sussex is my local trust and I am extremely proud to work here and now to become its chief nurse as well.”

Maggie joined the trust five years ago as deputy director of nursing and for the past two years has served as the trust’s nursing director.

In that time, Maggie has championed patient safety and staff recruitment, completed a doctorate in Clinical Practice, scaled Ben Nevis and run the Beachy Head marathon in aid of our dementia service.

She has already made an invaluable contribution to our trust and as our new chief nurse. Maggie now represents nursing, midwifery, patient safety and Allied Healthcare Professionals on the trust board.

Amongst Maggie’s first responsibilities in her new role will leading the trust through our upcoming CQC inspection, and helping our recruitment drive during international nurse’s day on Sunday 12 May.

To celebrate International Nurses’ Day, if you or anyone that you know in nursing is interested in joining the trust, there will be a nurse’s recruitment open day on Saturday 11 May where you can come and #MeetMaggie.

The open day will be held in the Kaizen Space, 2nd floor, above Barrow Ward, no need to book, just turn up.

Interviews will also be available on the day, but to save time, you can pre-book an interview by visiting www.healthjobUK.com.

Maggie said: “We are always recruiting and I am looking forward to meeting any registered nurses that wish to join our outstanding trust on Saturday 11 May for our open day at Worthing Hospital.”

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