Hospitals to recruit Greek nurses

A team from Lincolnshire's Hospitals Trust is preparing to fly out to Greece, to try and recruit more foreign nurses to work in the county.

Video: Team heads out to Greece to recruit nurses

There is new controversy at one of the country's most criticised hospital trusts tonight amid claims staff shortages are so bad, health chiefs are flying to Greece to recruit more nurses.

NHS bosses at three hospitals in Lincolnshire leave for Athens tomorrow - with the aim of taking on 50 Greek nurses to work on wards back here.

It comes after Lincolnshire's Hospital Trust was exposed for its high death rates, low staffing and poor training. So will flying in nurses from fifteen hundred miles away solve the problems? Kate Hemingway reports.

Lincolnshire Hospital Trust recruiting Greek nurses

A team from Lincolnshire's Hospitals Trust is preparing to fly out to Greece, to try and recruit more foreign nurses to work in the county.

35 new nurses, who were all required to take an English test, have already been appointed by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust following a drive earlier this year in Spain and Portugal.

This trip to Greece is to interview further candidates. The Trust's Chief executive Jane Lewington says it's facing a major battle when it comes to recruiting and keeping nurses in their jobs

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