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Altrix Launches at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Southport & Ormskirk Nursing Agency

Altrix is delighted to announce our new partnership with Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – which began at the start of September 2019. 

We will be operating at two of the Trust’s hospitals in Merseyside and West Lancashire:

  • Southport and Formby District General Hospital
  • Ormskirk and District General Hospital

In the initial stages of our engagement, Altrix will be filling off-payroll Band 5 nursing shifts with 24 – 48 hours notice, with a view to help eradicate the high cost of expensive, last-minute agencies.

As with all partners, Altrix operates one low-rate flat fee for all shifts regardless of notice, which means that hard-working nurses receive higher rates of pay and more money stays where it belongs – in the NHS, treating patients in their time of need.

Southport & Ormskirk is the latest NHS Trust in the UK to partner with Altrix, as part of our ongoing mission to reduce NHS spend on agencies across the country.

Says James Lock, Co-Founder of Altrix Technology:

“I’m so proud to add yet another NHS Trust and two more hospitals to those we already partner with in the UK. We have launched with several new Trusts in just a matter of weeks so it really feels like we’re making good progress – we now operate in eight counties across England so it’s now down to just 40 to go! And as I always say, these new rollouts represent the next step in our mission to help NHS Trusts across the UK achieve their savings targets by reducing their spend on agency costs.”

About Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. 

Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Merseyside Nursing Agency

Altrix is technology-led nursing agency. It is a new way of working which specialises solely in helping Nurses find and hospitals fill Band 5 shifts. Our vision is to put nurses in control of the shifts they work and eliminate high recruitment costs from the NHS – keeping much needed money where it should be: in the care system, treating people who have paid for it and need it most in their time of need.

Altrix provides:

  • A large community of off-payroll Band 5 nurses available at the touch of a button, compliant to framework standards
  • A much faster way to fill shifts, especially last minute shifts which often have high agency fees
  • A Diamond-rated, dedicated, 24/7 support team that takes care of all the necessary interviewing and compliance of nurses
  • A cost-effective way of cutting out the traditional agency, reducing NHS agency spend by up to 85%
  • No need to do anything differently – there is no extra work and no technology to integrate into the NHS infrastructure