Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is to hold an open day as part of a campaign to recruit more nurses. The session, for newly qualified and experienced nurses alike, will take place on Monday, March 14 at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH). The trust is looking to bolster its nursing team at the hospital as well as community hospitals and for home support across the region, following prolonged shortages. It is also looking for physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Darryn Allcorn, director of workforce and development said: We are keen to enhance our nursing and therapy teams, who do a fantastic job providing safe, quality care for our patients. Open days offer a great chance for candidates and ourselves to learn more about each other. Nurses can find out about our innovative rotational posts, working across acute and community settings and have an interview on the day. In October last year, the Gazette reported that the trust was close to a complete ban on agency staff after spending £6 million in six months. At the time, Mr Allcorn said: We are particularly affected by the national shortage of nurses and doctors because of our rurality and the wide geographical area we cover. We are currently working with our clinical teams on recruitment and other plans to comply with the cap while ensuring we maintain safe, high-quality services. For more information on the open day, click here.