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Nurses at Newham University Hospital




Based in vibrant East London, Newham Hospital is at the heart of the local community, serving and caring for one of the most diverse populations in England.

Perfect recruitment page: Newham Intro

Newham Hospital provides all the services expected of a local hospital, including emergency care, surgery, women’s and children’s health, maternity services, specialist medicine and more.

Those who come to work at here tend to stay for many years – and not just because of the strong friendships they forge here!

Working at our hospital provides numerous opportunities to develop professionally, including treating and managing a wide range of health conditions unique to those we serve in one of the most diverse boroughs of the UK. It also provides the opportunity to have a real and meaningful impact on improving the health of our community, a variety of employment opportunities and the chance to build a meaningful career that helps others.

Perfect recruitment page: Newham divisions

Newham Hospital Newham Hospital provides all the services expected of a local hospital.

This includes emergency care, surgery, children’s health, women’s health, maternity services, specialist medicine, long-term care and diagnostics. Our clinical work is divided into four main areas:

Working in ED and medicine at Newham Hospital

Emergency department 

Our emergency department sees and treats approximately 160,000 patients every year, who have a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, including interesting medical pathology and conditions rarely encountered in other departments.

We provide extensive in-house training for staff and access to education courses at local universities.

Medicine and speciality medicine

The medicine directorate is comprised of our specialist wards – respiratory, gastroenterology, diabetes and endocrine. In addition, we have older persons / care of the elderly, acute medicine, cardiology and stroke wards, providing a range of services to people of all ages. A new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art modular unit is under construction at our hospital, which is due to open mid-2023 and will house a 26-bed general ward and a 14-bed intensive care unit.

Staff are encouraged to attend specialist training and development courses including preceptorship, acute care skills and leadership and we fully support our nursing colleagues undertaking further academic pathways and research.

We are currently recruiting to roles in various teams across the division, particularly in ED – find out more.

Working in women's and children's at Newham Hospital

This is a busy, interesting, friendly division to work in, which cares for women and children with a variety of conditions and as such, provides many opportunities to learn and develop and progression routes.

Women’s health

The teams in the women’s division provide a range of obstetric and gynaecological services including specialist investigations such as colposcopy and hysteroscopy, emergency care, including surgery and outpatient clinics.

In addition, we’re home to one of the busiest maternity units in the Trust, delivering around 5,500 babies a year, caring for them and their mothers. We also have a neonatal unit.

Young Barts Health at Newham – children’s health

Our state-of-the-art Rainbow Centre is the heart of our children’s division. It is fully kitted out to meet the needs of our young patients and their families in a child-friendly environment, including access to play specialists.

We are currently recruiting to roles in various teams across the division, particularly midwives – find out more.

Working in surgery at Newham Hospital

Our surgical division carries out a wide range of procedures and cares for patients who have undergone a general surgery, urology, gynaecological, orthopaedic or ear, nose and throat procedure. We also care for those stepping down from intensive care, with a new unit due to open at our hospital in mid-2023.

We are home to the Gateway Surgical Centre which houses Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre. And we have refurbished two of our theatres, and are opening a further two this year, increasing our capacity to carry out planned and emergency surgical procedures.

The division offers a unique opportunity to rotate and work in different theatres at the hospital. Colleagues can apply for the 18-month surgical rotation programme, following successful completion of a preceptorship program, allowing them to enhance and develop their skills across several specialties.

We are currently recruiting to roles in various teams across the division, particularly in anaesthetics – find out more.

Working in clinical support services at Newham Hospital

Our clinical support service teams care for patients from across London, Essex and beyond. They provide a range of clinical support services including radiology, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nutrition and dietetics.

Our teams provide independent support to patients, as well as caring for those who are in our hospital. Working in this division provides a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues from across all other divisions in the hospital, meaning there are lots of opportunities to learn and grow, but organic and formal, via development courses and training.

We are currently recruiting to roles in various teams across all areas of the division – find out more.

Staff benefits at Newham Hospital

At TeamBartsHealth, we understand that it’s important WeCare not only for our patients, but also those we work with and ourselves. That’s why we offer a wide range of staff benefits and rewards and recognition schemes, so our colleagues understand how valued they are. And why we strive to create an environment free from violence and aggression.

Staff benefits at Newham Hospital

Benefits we offer those working at Newham Hospital include, but are not limited to:

Wellbeing support

This includes free massages, a dedicated wellbeing hub where you can unwind and regular musical sessions with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Psychological support service

Our psychological support service, funded by Barts Charity, allows staff to speak freely and safely about anything that’s troubling you. Our chaplaincy team are also available to speak with and support staff as well as patients

Staff networks

Join one or more of our staff networks to have your say and make a difference. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, including becoming chair of a network at a hospital or across the Trust. The staff networks are Barts Health are: BME ; LGBTQI+ ; Women’s ; BartsAbility; Carers and Interfaith.

Rewards and recognition

Whether it’s being names our Star of the Month, receiving a Barts Health Heroes award or being thanked via our ‘Thank You Barts Health’ campaign, there’s lots of ways to have your hard work recognised.

Health and fitness

We provide lots of support and advice to help you become fitter and healthier, including support to help you get into cycling and active travel, a stop smoking service and an alcohol cessation service.

Financial support and discounts

We offer lots of financial support and advice, and offer a great pension and a salary sacrifice scheme. There are also lots of discounts available, both local and national, including via the Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts, Tickets for Good and more.

Staff facilities at the hospital

At Newham Hospital, we have lots of newly refurbished facilities for staff, including new staff changing rooms and showers and on-call rooms.


  • Jenise Jarvis, midwifery matron at Newham Hospital 

    "I trained as a midwife at Newham Hospital 19 years ago and enjoyed it so much that I stayed! The experience that one gets whilst working at Newham Hosptial is that of belonging to a family. Midwifery practice here is fast paced but always woman/ birthing person focussed. Despite the challenges that arise, we always endeavour to let our actions be respectful, safe and inclusive."

  • Flavio Severgnini, medical consultant at Newham Hospital 

    “Working as an anaesthesiologist at Newham Hospital is incredibly rewarding and it is fascinating how the hospital is rapidly evolving and improving. We treat patients with a lot of different health problems, which means there are lots of opportunities to learn new things.”

  • Deirdre Guerin, anaesthetist at Newham Hospital