Section: Housing Provision

New homes for doctors and nurses to help plug acute staff shortage

Posted 08.08.18
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The first housing development exclusively for clinical staff will open in Salford to help plug an acute staff shortage in the NHS.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with housing association Salix Homes to provide a 26-apartment complex for doctors, nurses and other clinical staff who work at the organisation.

It comes after the Trust revealed it was struggling to fill 200 vacancies, with the lack of affordable accommodation one of the barriers to attracting people to the area.

Salix Homes has spent more than £2million converting the former sheltered housing complex Alexander Gardens in Broughton into modern one and two bedroom apartments.

The project was partially funded by a £780,000 grant from Homes England Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.


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Reporting on August 2018

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