100 jobs created as new Chichester healthcare centre opens

At least 100 new jobs are set to be created with the opening of a new healthcare office in Chichester.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 5:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:08 pm
Councillor Budge with Claire Wilson

Newcross Healthcare launched a new centre in South Street on Tuesday, August 2, which is anticipated to create permanent positions for nurses, healthcare assistants and support staff throughout the region.

The official opening was celebrated by a number of special guests and local dignitaries including Councillor Peter Budge, Mayor of Chichester.

Kelly-Marie Harris, regional operations manager for Newcross, said: “We are a nationwide business, but our services are very much tailored to local neighbourhoods and the varying needs of individuals who need care and support.

Newcross Healthcare group with councillor Budge

“Our new office will serve as both an administrative centre, a hub for a clinical support and a venue for advanced training programmes.

“Having a dedicated Chichester branch will enable us to develop even closer relationships with local staff and end-users. It’s easier to maintain high standards of both management and care when we’re right at the heart of the community.”

Newcross provides healthcare staff for private, public and individual clients, and this launch marks the 52nd office in a growing network spanning England, Wales and Scotland.

Claire Wilson, recently appointed as business centre manager, will be responsible for the new Chichester Branch.

She said: “Modern care is often very complex, which demands highly skilled staff.

“Care is also being delivered in a wider range of places – not just hospitals and residential centres but increasingly within people’s own homes.

“Having an agile and responsive workforce is essential.”

The Chichester office will provide new local jobs as well as collaborating with Newcross’s established Southampton and Eastbourne offices.

Claire added: “It’s a great honour to be part of a success story that we can all be proud of.

“We’re growing and we’re actively looking for talented, qualified staff to join our team.”

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