The treatment and care is delivered across a number of ward environments by a team of nurses, healthcare assistants and specialists.

Alongside our Trust wide learning and development support including some of the best clinical skills training in the area, working in a medical ward also offers staff a chance to gain knowledge and understanding of some exciting medical specialisms.

Elderly Care (Later in Life)

Our Elderly Care Team aims to help patients recover from the condition that brought them into hospital while also dealing with their other health and social issues. The Elderly Care Team includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

This can be an incredibly rewarding environment to work in, providing specialist nursing knowledge, care and reassurance to patients and their families.

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Neuro Rehab

The patients that we receive and treat on this unit may have a variety of neurological conditions such as head injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease and Guillain–Barré syndrome.

It’s a patient-centred environment with nursing and therapy staff providing a high standard of care.

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The Respiratory Nursing Team advises and supports patients with a range of respiratory conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis.

Our nurses are experienced in looking after patients who have difficulty managing symptoms such as breathlessness, wheezing and sputum production and can enjoy a varied work load assessing patients, performing breathing tests and working closely with respiratory consultants and junior doctors.

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Patients with suspected acute stroke are admitted to the Stroke Unit on Oakdale Ward for initial care and rehabilitation under the stroke team. The team comprises specialist consultants, pharmacists, expert nursing and therapy staff including speech and language therapists.

Working within this team allows you to develop understanding and experience of specialist Hyperacute treatments including intravenous thrombolysis.

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Jill Foster Chief Nurse

"Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a fantastic place to work, with an unwavering focus on quality and where staff can deliver the kind of care they would like to receive, whether that be on our wards or in the community."

- Jill Foster, Chief Nurse