Dorset County Hospital – helping staff to excel

Dorset County Hospital – helping staff to excel

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We have a thriving ex-Forces community who have found their new career – and new home – in our wonderful hospital, located in the beautiful county of Dorset.

ED Senior Sister, Sue Cordner tells us a little about her experience saying: “I was in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service, based at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar. The very best thing in QARNNS was the teamwork, and this is also vital in the NHS – especially in ED! I have stayed in my role for so long because of the teamwork, comradeship, support and friendship that I’ve experienced.”

Lead Chaplain, Ron Martin (pictured above) who Served in the medical branch of the Navy adds: “The language and culture of the NHS was familiar and I had great support from my line manager and from a variety of staff around the hospital that made me feel welcome from day one. There is great demand for, and appreciation of, our work and our experience.The
work is demanding andoften challenging but it’s been the best job I’ve ever done”.

What are Sue’s words of advice to you? “I think anyone looking to join should expect teamwork and friendship that I think makes working here so attractive – and progression is there for those who are keen, eager and happy to work for it and think outside the box”.

Pictured; Sue Cordner has always enjoyed teamwork and comradeship in the workplace.

Interested in following in Sue and Ron’s footsteps? Email: for information on medical or nursing posts.