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Welcome to our new nurses and midwives

26 April 2016, Jodi-Ann Gayle, Communications Officer

West Hertfordshire Hospital NHS Trust has employed more than 300 new nurses and midwives since September last year in a bid to further deliver the best quality care for patients at its three hospital sites – Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford.

Picture of new nurses standing in front of a hospital buildingThe men and women from the UK, Europe and The Philippines and have all been through an extended induction process following a successful recruitment campaign both home and abroad last year.

They are now orientating in their wards across the three hospital sites.

Many of the new recruits have been welcomed by Sarah Griffin, the Clinical Skills Facilitator at the Trust, she said: “I am really happy to have these new recruits on board.

"The nurses and midwives are committed and dedicated to helping us achieve our aim of delivering the best possible care to every patient who walks through our doors. I am looking forward to watching them develop their careers at our hospitals".

Picture of new starters in the Acute Admissions Unit, Staff Nurses Kabita Limbu and Rosie LathamRosie Latham, 25, (right) started nursing in the Acute Admissions Unit at the Trust in November. She said: “I love it here at the hospital. The best part of the work here is the members of my team. They are lovely and very supportive, especially the matron! I have always wanted to be a nurse and now I’m doing it."

Lucian Miron, is a 24 year old from Romania’s capital city Bucharest. He’s working with acutely ill patients on Croxley Ward at Watford Hospital and says he loves his job. He added: “All the staff here are friendly and co-operative. They are good people here and I want to continue my career here at the hospital."

For more information about our hospitals, visit www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk. You can also join our 5,005 followers on Twitter (twitter.com/westhertsNHS) or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/westhertsNHS).


  1. For more information, please contact Jodi-Ann Gayle, Communications Officer in the Trust’s communications department on telephone: 01923 436 280 or email: info@whht.nhs.uk. Out of hours, please call 07900 228 031.
  2. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute trust serving people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three sites at Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospitals and sees about 600,000 patients a year. We are one of the largest employers locally, with around 4,500 staff and volunteers.