The U.K. recruitment team and the Wellington Hospital in London found a new avenue to recruit healthcare professionals through a charity, Talent Beyond Boundaries, which matches skilled refugees with companies.
In 2021, Talent Beyond Boundaries helped facilitate the hiring of 20 qualified individuals who had been forcibly displaced from their native countries into nursing positions at the Wellington Hospital. The program’s initial success prompted the hiring across the U.K. division of 30 more nurses in 2022, with more to come.
“For us, it was important to develop new ways to welcome and support professionally skilled colleagues from overseas as we work to build exceptional and diverse teams,” says Rebecca Baron, Talent Director, HCA Healthcare U.K.
One hire, Ahmad Theibich, an orthopedic nurse at Wellington Hospital, has found everyone to be very welcoming and supportive as he adapts to his new environment.
“I’m learning new techniques such as robotic surgery, which we didn’t have in Lebanon, and I’m looking forward to many more new experiences here in the U.K.,” Ahmad says.