Advice sessions to help new hospital staff

A woman in a Sister's uniform.

Sharon Vickers.

An advice and support event is being held at Blackpool Victoria Hospital aimed at helping the families of newly recruited staff.

The drop-in session will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd, between 4pm and 6pm and will cover a number of services available to people who have recently located to the Fylde coast.

Practice Development Sister, Sharon Vickers, explained: “In order to look after our staff we want to ensure their families are well supported too. This will help us with staff retention and ensure we have a happy, well adjusted workforce.

“The event is open to anyone who has recently started working for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals,” she added.

Visitors to the session, which is being held in Room 6 at the Education Centre, will be able to receive information from such organisations Blackpool Housing, Blackpool and The Fylde College and local  job centres.

“For overseas staff this can help with cultural changes as well as practical advice about English classes, accommodation and education. But we hope the session will be useful for all new starters who are locating to this area and may need advice about accessing support services in the area.”

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