Around 20 former members of staff from the Esperance, the private hospital in Eastbourne which closed in July, including registered nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, estates and admin staff have started working at the Trust.
Monica Green, Director of Human Resources said: “We very much welcome this new group of staff to the Trust as they continue to develop their careers locally in the NHS. Being made redundant is painful experience, so we were pleased we were able to offer them positions quickly. In particular, recruiting new theatre nurses has helped us fill posts which we had found challenging to fill.”
Of the four new theatre nurses Lyndsey Scullion said: “We have been welcomed by everyone with open arms and made to feel at home.”
Sue Wilson said: “Healthcare is a vocation and to be made redundant has been very difficult for all of us. The Trust has made us feel valued and very welcome. We are able to continue providing a valuable service to our patients.”
Alan Haycock said: “We feel a gratitude to East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust for giving us their support following our redundancy and offering us the opportunity to continue in our profession within the health care environment, and to work for the benefit of our local community.”