Hampshire Hospitals joins forces with University of West London to train nurses and midwives

HAMPSHIRE Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with a new university partner to help train the next generation of nurses and midwives.

Monday 27 November 2017


NurseThe Trust has agreed to offer a wide range of placements at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for students studying nursing and midwifery at the University of West London’s Reading campus.

Donna Green, chief nurse at Hampshire Hospitals, which runs Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, and Andover War Memorial Hospital, said: “We are delighted to have joined up with the University of West London to offer nurses and midwives studying in Reading these placements.

“We are passionate about education and work very hard to ensure all nurses and midwives who join us on placements have the opportunity to experience working across a wide range of areas.”

If you are interested in studying for a degree in nursing or midwifery in Reading with the University of West London, staff from the university and Hampshire Hospitals will be available to discuss your options during a special recruitment event.

The recruitment event is taking place at The Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, on Friday 15 December. Staff from the Trust and the university will give presentations from 10am, while tours of the hospital will be offered between 1pm and 2pm. Book your place by visiting www.uwl.ac.uk/nursinginberkshire.

Places are available on courses beginning in February and September 2018 and Dr Wendy Wigley, head of pre-registration nursing at the University of West London, said: “We are excited about meeting people interested in studying nursing and midwifery with us at this recruitment event.

“We are really pleased to have joined up with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to enable more students to carry out placements close to Reading, where they are studying.”

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