Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Types of job
General paediatrics including level 1 neonates
Community (Usually for Welsh trainees, based in Mancot which is 20-25 minutes from Wrexham Maelor Hospital)
Size of department
Average sized paediatric ward, with Children’s Assessment Unit based on ward. Level 1 neonatal unit with 12 beds.
Rota intensity/frequency of shifts
Normal working days are 9-5. Long days 9-9:30
Registrar – 1 in 10 rota, so less frequent on calls than most hospitals in the Mersey deanery. Twilight shifts Monday-Thursday which are 12-8pm. There is also a week of clinics in the rota (although often have to cover additional clinics as the rota doesn’t take into account community trainees who do not cover the general paediatric clinics) 1 registrar on long days and 1 on nights
SHO – 1 in 12 rota. More frequent on calls than registrar rota as separate SHO for neonate and paediatric long days. Just one SHO overnight so less frequent night shifts. Also has a twilight week Mon- Thurs 12-8pm
How busy is job – average
Similar to other district general hospitals in the area. Can be busy at times.
Wrexham is a friendly and supportive environment to work in.
Free parking (if you can find a space!)
Average driving commute from Liverpool centre rush hour v out of hours
41 miles / 50 minutes from Liverpool city centre – via Mersey tunnel. (From Sefton park area quicker to use Runcorn Bridge – takes around 55 minutes). Often takes longer than this due to traffic, but is quite variable
Train station – would take quite a while as nearest stations is a 0.8 mile walk from the hospital, train journey is 1 hour 35 from Liverpool Lime Street with 1 change.
Train station – nearest station is a 0.8 mile walk from the hospital, train journey is 1 hour 35 from Liverpool Lime Street with 1 change.
There is onsite accommodation that is available for oncalls – need to book a couple of days in advance
Rota coordinator contact details
Jo Davis does the rota and sorts out annual leave. She is very good, replies very quickly and is very reliable.
Any special interests particularly catered to?
Consultant Dr Liz Richards would be happy to support respiratory spin.