26 June 2019
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral leading the way in Registered Nurse Programme
Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral is supporting three of its Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) with their ambitions to become Registered Nurses (RN) by enrolling them on the RN Degree Apprenticeship Programme. Spire Murrayfield have committed to financially supporting and funding the HCA’s whilst undertaking their degree’s. Chloe Hodson, Laura Eastwood and Alan Armstrong were all working as HCAs at Spire Murrayfield Hospital before taking up the opportunity to progress their careers.
Chloe was one of the first candidates to be selected for the Apprenticeship Programme, which is being run out of Buckinghamshire New University. She started her career with Spire Murrayfield as a HCA two years ago and began the RN degree apprenticeship programme in March. Thanks to her previous experience she only has to complete two years of further training.
Laura and Alan both started at the hospital in January 2018 on a ward-based NVQ Level 3 HCA Programme and are about to complete this apprenticeship. They will start their three year RN Apprenticeship Programme in September.
“Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral is committed to providing the best care to its patients. As part of this we recognise that the most effective way for us is by investing in the development of our people. “All three candidates have shown great promise and we are delighted to be able to fund the next stage of their careers,” said Carolyn Warren, Clinical Education Lead at Spire Murrayfield Hospital.
The three candidates went through a stringent interview and selection process before winning their places on the RN Apprenticeship Programme. They will spend time at university but also complete work placements – mainly at Spire Hospitals and across other health care settings.