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Major recruitment drive by St Joseph’s ahead of £3m Day Unit opening

Recruitment drive ahead of new £3m day surgery unit

St Joseph’s has started recruiting for 50 positions across the hospital, ahead of the opening of a new day surgery unit in April 2021. Roles include qualified theatre practitioners, registered nurses, healthcare assistants, administrators and housekeepers. Applications close on 15 January.

Located in Newport, St Joseph’s is easily accessible from Cardiff, Bristol, Monmouth and Abergavenny. 2021 is set to be particularly significant as it marks the 75th anniversary of the hospital, which was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Annecy in 1946; two years before the birth of the NHS. A £3m project, the new unit is a part of the continued multi-million-pound investment in St Joseph’s, following the installation of a market-leading MRI scanner in October.

The new day surgery unit will offer operations such as cataract surgery, hernia repair, removal of skin lumps, carpal tunnel release, gall bladder removal and knee arthroscopy.

“Our team are without doubt our biggest asset, and we’re so pleased we’re able to take on more talented people across a range of roles,” commented Jan Green, director of clinical services at St Joseph’s. “Some of our team members have been with us for over 20 years, and we’re consistently told that the environment and atmosphere is what makes them stay. We’re all very much looking forward to celebrating our 75th anniversary year, which is a great time to join the hospital.”

Theatre manager, James Austin, adds: “I’ve been with St Joseph’s for over five years now and I can honestly say that it’s the best environment I’ve worked in. It’s supportive and well run, and the investment we’ve received has only enhanced the care we give.”