A WINCHESTER hospice charity has launched a new campaign in a bid to recruit new nurses.

Naomi House and Jacksplace started the ‘Could You Be My Nurse?’ project to demonstrate the working environment an applicant can expect if they were to apply.

It is focused around the happiness and joy the children and young adults share with each and every nurse, but it also recognises the importance of the vital medical care the nurses provide. The campaign has been written from the perspective of a child: ‘I need expert care… could you be my nurse?’

The idea is also to promote the fact that, as well as having the largest practice education team in the country, all nurses in employment at the hospices are valued, rewarded and developed.

Sadie, one of the nurses at Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “Being part of the nursing team is so rewarding.

“I have to constantly maintain my clinical skills to ensure I can deal with the most complex medical conditions.

“I have time to get to know the children so that I care for them in the best possible way, making sure they enjoy their stay at the hospices in a safe and happy environment.”

Nurses with over a year of post-qualification experience in the field can apply via the hospice’s website.