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Frontline nursing investment by NHS Trust

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 13, 2013

Front, from left, Maria Edgecumbe, associate director of inpatient services; Sharon Linter, executive nurse; Kylie Wickett, recruitment and resourcing lead, with candidates for the new jobs.

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PATIENTS in Cornwall will benefit from better quality care following a half a million pound investment in frontline nurse staffing.

The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) has allocated the funds to create up to 19 new posts for mental health nurses at bases across the county.

The posts are for both experienced and newly qualified registered mental health nurses and will be based at Longreach House and Bodmin Hospital, as well as community teams in Truro and Falmouth.

Sharon Linter, executive nurse and director of quality and governance at CFT, said: "Our commitment to recruiting new nurses means we're bringing fresh ideas and ways of thinking into the trust each year. This then has a positive impact on the quality of care our patients receive."

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