Spotlight on our Satellites – Queen Square

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At Bank Partners we are proud to work with several different NHS Trusts covering various specialities and home to a variety of health services. As well as working with the core hospitals of these Trusts, we also support staffing at the other locations they cover.

As part of a new series we’ve decided to call “Spotlight on our Satellites” we are going to be highlighting some of the amazing satellite units across our Trusts.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work for world renowned neurology medical centre then keep reading to find out more about Queen Square and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - part of UCLH Trust and covered by our UCLH Staff Bank team.

Queen Square is based in the well-known Bloomsbury area of London and is just a short walk away from Russell Square Tube station. (Click here for directions to see just how easy it is to get there.)

It's home to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) which has been established for over 150 years and can see 6,000 inpatients, 120,000 outpatients and 8,000 day cases each year.

The hospital is the UK’s largest hospital dedicated to neurological and neurosurgical conditions, providing specialist care and services for all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. 

NHNN is also home to the largest specialised neurosurgical ITU and the only neuromedical ITU in the country. The hospital holds state-of-the-art facilities with the UK’s first interventional MRI scanner and an innovative patient-centre neurorehabilitation service. The hospital has also one of the largest and respected programmes in Europe for the assessment, treatment and surgical treatment of epilepsy. 

With 276 inpatient beds, a dedicated day care facility for tests, investigation and treatment along with 70 outpatient consulting rooms, Queen Square is one of the busiest teams we provide bank staff support to.

To find out more about what it is like working at Queen Square we spoke to Matron’s, Cam Salcedo, to discuss their experience of the site.

What is your role at Queen Square? 
I am a matron for specialist services.

What 3 qualities do you think every nurse and matron needs? 
Compassion, commitment, courage.

What do you enjoy about working at Queen Square? 
The staff are very friendly and supportive. It’s not a large place, so you really get to know a lot of staff. It’s more like a family sometimes. 

Describe working at Queen Square?
Unique and inspiring 

What does a typical day at Queen Square look like? 
For me, there is no predictability. I cover multiple areas so I could be providing some teaching to new nurses in one moment and then responding to an emergency shortly after. 

How does Queen Square compare to other places you’ve worked? 
It’s way more specialised more than any place I have ever worked at. 

How has working at Queen Square developed your skills? 
I have really grown professionally here. I have more responsibility, more opportunity to develop new services, and cover a vast array of services. 

If Queen Square sounds like the sort of place you’d love to grow your skills and experience then get in touch with our UCLH team today. If you are already registered with UCLH Staff Bank you can call the bookings team on 020 7959 3550 (option 1) or email to book the hours that suit you or find out more. If you are new to the bank click the buttons below to apply for nursing roles with us

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