University of Hartlepool offers surgery open day
Two doctors performing surgery.

The University of Hartlepool is hosting an open day event for experienced scrub nurses and operating department practitioners on 22 June.

The open day will welcome skilled professionals, providing a unique opportunity to explore the hospital's facilities, meet the surgical team and learn about career opportunities.

It will also feature tours of operating theatres.

Earlier this year, the hospital which is operated by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded surgical hub status, meaning it will offer a dedicated service for people needing a non-urgent surgery, 

This includes orthopaedic operations, gynaecology procedures, and breast procedures.

Senior Nurse Deborah Harris said: "The open day is a chance for scrub nurses and operating department practitioners to meet us, get a feel for the department and hopefully submit an application to come and work alongside us."