SOUTHAMPTON'S biggest hospital is set to recruit 100 new staff members following the opening of a new unit.

University Hospital Southampton has announced it has launched a recruitment campaign to take on 100 new staff – including nurses, allied health professionals and consultants – which will help increase resource and meet high and increasing demand.

It comes following the opening of the new ophthalmology facilities which are linked to the existing outpatient department and provide space for 12 additional clinic rooms with supporting vision aisles, six new imaging rooms and two laser rooms, as well as patient and staff support facilities.

A spokesperson for University Hospital Southampton, said: “As the leading provider of eye care services on the south coast, the ophthalmology department at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) typically sees more than 100,000 outpatients every year.

“The expansion of the eye unit has given us the opportunity to recruit both clinical and non-clinical staff for roles within the unit, as well as departments involved in the delivery of care and treatment to eye patients across the wider hospital.

“UHS prides itself on its world class people who make our Trust a world class place to work. Anyone interested in a career with UHS can view all current vacancies and apply, by visiting our careers website”