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Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross University Hospital is an NHS-university hospital in Waltham Forest, north east London. The hospital serves a diverse local population of more than 350,000 people from Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Epping Forest and further afield. The area has a wide variation in levels of deprivation and health needs, ranging from the most deprived five per cent to amongst the most affluent 30 per cent of electoral wards in England.

Why work for us?

Whipps is a busy but rewarding environment in which to work.  We are actively committed to all our nursing staff and this is demonstrated by our Senior Nursing Leadership, being involved in recruitment days we run each month.

Whipps Cross has a strong team environment offering local inpatient/ outpatient and day services to a very diverse population.  We serve a community made up of some of the most deprived areas in UK along with some of the more affluent areas making this an enriching and challenging environment in which to work.

We have developed a strong reputation as a centre of excellence for various specialist services such as Urology, ENT, Audiology, Cardiology, Colorectal Surgery, Cancer Care and Acute Stroke Care.  Coming to work for us you would be able to benefit from our experience and develop yourself professionally by taking advantage of excellent learning and development opportunities.

We are continually striving to improve – our friends and family test recently scored us 94% for inpatient recommending us to family and friends. We will continue to give our staff members the support they need to develop and provide the best care.

What our staff say

 Ghislaine StephensonGhislaine Stephenson, associate director of nursing

"I joined the organisation just four months ago as the associate director of nursing for children. The team at Whipps Cross are very friendly and welcoming and have a great 'can do' approach. My passion and enthusiasm is to be part of a team that take pride in the service they deliver to the children, young people and families who come through Whipps Cross Hospital. I enjoy working at Whipps Cross and would recommend it as a place to come and work to any nurse, at any stage of their nursing career."

Jeflyn MusaririJeflyn Musariri, senior sister
"I joined the Trust in 2005 as a newly qualified staff nurse from City University and quickly moved up the ranks to junior sister, research nurse and then clinical nurse specialist. In 2015 I became the ward manager of Curie Ward. I have been very fortunate in my career progression thanks to the support of managers and the education and development opportunities the Trust offers. I have enjoyed my journey at Barts Health and recommend working at Whipps Cross to anyone at any stage of their nursing career.

Mark ElliottMark Elliott, senior nurse for specialist medicine
"Working for the largest NHS Trust in the UK provides a wealth of development and professional opportunities. Whilst working for the Trust I have been able to pursue a variety of roles such as, ward charge nurse, clinical bed manager, ward manager and safeguarding adults coordinator.  One of the most satisfying parts of my current role is that I support newly qualified return to practice nurses, as well as healthcare support workers, who like myself, dream of becoming a registered nurse."

Our recruitment open days

Our recruitment open days

We hold recruitment open days at each site for you to meet the team and also to complete assessments and interviews.

Our staff benefits

Our staff benefits

We are committed to developing staff to ensure they achieve their full potential as well as ensuring that they receive the best benefits possible.

Our current vacancies

Our current vacancies

Find out what vacancies we have available across all staff groups and apply online via NHS Jobs.

Welcome from Felicia Kwaku, director of nursing

Felicia Kwaku

"At Whipps Cross we consistently aim to improve. Our nursing teams are dedicated to patient care and I am committed to education and development for all our staff so they can continue to ensure patient care is delivered to the highest standards.”


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