Ongoing Overseas Nurse Recruitment campaign from 2019 – ongoing

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. MCHFT is an award winning district general hospital that’s working hard to give the community it serves the best possible healthcare. 

The trust employs more than 4,500 members of staff, has around 540 hospital beds, and provides a range of services including A&E, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children’s health. Significant investment in recent years has meant a great deal of clinical expansion has taken place at the trust and it can now boast about having some of the very best clinical facilities. 

In recent years the trust opened a purpose-built NHS Treatment Centre, which specialises in day surgery and diagnostics for a range of conditions. The centre also benefitted from a £23million redevelopment project in 2014/15, which led to the creation of new critical care bays, operating theatres, and a Surgical Admissions Lounge.

MCHFT is continually working towards providing the safest and highest quality care possible and is regularly recognised for its work and achievements. The trust is consistently named as one of the top employers in the NHS, is one of the handful of acute hospital Trusts in England to have a ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and achieved the best results of all acute Trusts in the 2016 national NHS Staff Survey.

Delivering excellence in healthcare through innovation and collaboration

Location and cost of living

The Trust is located in the North West and manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. Based less than 1 hour train journey from Manchester International Airport and Liverpool Airport and less than two hours from Central London.

Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire

Crewe is a lively town in Cheshire best known as a large railway junction and the home of  Rolls Royce (from 1946 – 2002) and Bentley motor car production.

Cheshire itself is a historic and beautiful county.  It’s home to the ancient City of Chester and borders Wales on one side and the Peak district on the other. Its Northern border takes you into Greater Manchester and Merseyside with Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south.

The rural location and the county’s proximity to Wales and the Peak District mean some of Britain’s finest countryside is on the doorstep. In contrast the influential cities of Liverpool and Manchester are less than an hour away and easily accessible by road and public transport. The county is great for families with excellent schools and lots to do.

Overseas recruitment experience

The Trust is known for its exceptionally warm, friendly and supportive approach to newcomers and extensive professional development opportunities made available to staff through internal leadership programmes as well as formal clinical partnership with the University Hospitals of North Midlands and links with the University of Chester, Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University. 


MCHFT has an excellent track record in retaining overseas nurses and have had many of them in excess of 5 years. They have a dedicated Practice Education Team to allow the nurses the best opportunity to clear OSCE at the first attempt time and this has been successful to date. 

The trust's values
Putting patients first
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Commitment to quality and safety
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Respect, dignity and compassion
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Listening, learning and leading
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Creating the best outcomes together
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Everyone matters
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