Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has expressed her deep thanks to the hundreds of health and social care workers returning to the frontline, assisting the NHS and social care in tackling the Coronovirus pandemic.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “It is humbling to hear of the hundreds of men and women returning to the NHS and social care frontline, and I extend my thanks to each and every one of them.”
People who have left health and social care jobs within the last 3 years have been asked to join a temporary register to fulfil a range of clinical and non-clinical roles across the sectors. Those contacted as part of the emergency recruitment drive include retirees and others who had left their sectors to pursue different work.
Mrs Evans added: “Over 415 nurses and midwives and almost 700 doctors have been included on the temporary register, as well as pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Social Care Wales has also issued 850 letters to for registrants.
“Up to 3,760 students from across Wales in the medical, nursing, midwifery, Associated Health Professional, paramedic and healthcare scientist fields could also be available to work, on an opt-in basis, and their roles will depend on what stage they are at with their training.
“I have the utmost respect for everyone who is answering the call to help at this time of national crisis.”