Nursing home offers free holiday before new nursing staff start work
A nursing home in Scarborough is offering new nurse recruits a free holiday in the sun before they start work as it looks to find staff during a national shortage of nursing staff.
Saint Cecilia’s is offering the holiday plus a car, a £31,000 a year salary and other benefits in its welcome package for new registered nurses.
Managing director Mike Padgham said recruiting good nursing staff the hardest it had been in living memory and employers had to ‘go the extra mile’ to attract good applicants.
“At Saint Cecilia’s we think we have come up with a very enticing package,” said Mr Padgham.
“It can be a stressful job and so we decided to offer our new nursing staff a free holiday in the sun before they start work, as part of our recruitment package. We are looking to provide a holiday for two for up to a fortnight at a European destination.
“Nursing is a wonderful, rewarding and exciting job and people who work in the profession get a great deal of satisfaction from it– the recruitment package we have put together is the icing on the cake.”
Saint Cecilia’s is looking to recruit at least two new registered nurses to work at the home, which provides nursing care for up to 44 residents with acute and life-limiting illnesses.