Essex Council in drive for trained nursing staff

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Essex County Council has begun a recruitment drive to attract trained nursing staff into care homes. The council says the recruitment action is necessary to avert a further manpower crisis in the care sector. The council reports that in some cases care homes have had to close because of a lack of staff, while others were facing shortages of trained workers. County councillor Derek Robinson, the cabinet member for community care, said the council hoped to attract younger people and mothers back to into nursing so the crisis can be averted. “This is a concern we have had in the county for the past two year,” Cllr Robinson said. “At the moment we cannot get the carers into the profession in all aspects of community care. Because of this, county homes ­ whether nursing or residential ­ have been suffering and this is what needs addressing.”

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