A field hospital for coronavirus patients at Manchester’s G-MEX conference centre is recruiting for workers.
Dubbed the ‘Nightingale of the North,’ the make-shift 750-bed hospital is due to open on April 12.
It will care for those who no longer need to be in critical care environment, linking community health and social care services across the North West.
The hospital joins other centres in London, Birmingham, Cardiff and now Bristol and Harrogate – which will create extra capacity to deal with the ongoing pandemic.
The government are recruiting for a number of roles at the G-MEX hospital, including doctors, physiotherapists and social workers.
Applicants have been warned that the work will be “highly challenging,” and “won’t be suitable for everyone.”
“We will support you to draw on your resilience and that of your colleagues too,” a spokesperson said.
“Looking after your health and well being is a top priority and has shaped how we built the site.”
The G-MEX hospital is currently accepting expressions of interest for the following staff groups:
- Doctors (Tier 1, 2 and 3)
- Advanced Nurse Practitioner
- Registered General Nurses
- Healthcare Support Workers
- Occupational Therapists
- Ward Clerks & other administration roles
- Social Workers
All staff will receive a full induction that has been created specifically for NHS Nightingale Hospital North West.
Workers will also be provided with hotel accommodation, subject to certain criteria, as well as parking and meal provision.
They will also be provided personal protective equipment, their own uniform and ID.
To apply, you must be able to commit to working at the hospital for a minimum of four weeks, and reside in the following regions:
- Greater Manchester
- South Cumbria
A government spokesperson said: “Located in the heart of Manchester, at the Manchester Central conference centre – also known as the G-MEX – the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West is a key facility in the region’s response to Covid-19.
“The new hospital is part of the huge NHS mobilisation plan to deal with the growing number of Covid-19 cases.
“At this brand new hospital, we have strong clinical leadership to support staff to do their job.
“It is really important to us that we look after the people that have put themselves forward to work in this hospital.
“We will provide all our team with the appropriate protective equipment and will also be operating staff testing to keep our people safe and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.”
You can register your interest here.