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Dartmouth nurse film premiere

A film aimed at attracting a minor injuries nurse to Dartmouth received its premiere at the town’s Flavel Arts Centre.
 
The film (here), featuring the tranquil River Dart and the thriving town, shows Dartmouth as an attractive place to live and work, with the emphasis on the personal and professional satisfaction that comes from being based there.
 
It has contributions from Dartmouth GP Adam Morris, medical director of Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust, and minor injuries nurse Kirstie Yelland.
 
The trust had to close the minor injuries unit (MIU) in May after some staff retired and no-one applied to replace them, despite the trust’s best efforts to find trained staff.
 
However, the trust has now recruited a new member of staff for the unit. They will join in September and undergo a period of training so they will have the skills to take up one of the Dartmouth MIU roles later this year.
 
Dr Morris says in the film: “We’re looking for a nurse to work in our minor injuries unit. This particular area of the South Hams is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty, and Dartmouth itself is a beautiful historic town in a very picturesque place on the banks of the River Dart. It’s a fantastic place to live, a fantastic place to work.
 
“We’ve had brilliant working relationships with people who’ve held the post in the past, and I’m very much looking forward to have a great relationship with the successful applicant.”
 
Celebrity chef Mitch Tonks also features in the film, speaking about the benefits of being in Dartmouth.
 
The film has been jointly commissioned by the trust and Dartmouth Business Improvement District (BID).
 
To ensure that there are full minor injuries services during the Royal Regatta, the unit has been open, using nurses from other MIUs in the area.