Providing homes for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board overseas nursing staff

More homes for key nursing staff in north Wales will be available in a first partnership scheme of its kind between us and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.  

This scheme will provide overseas nursing staff and key workers with high quality, comfortable homes. The first four staff members have now moved into accommodation in Abergele. We have made a commitment to provide accommodation to up to 75 nurses a year to meet the requirements of the Health Board.  

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board nursing staff will live in to high quality, safe, affordable homes close to where they work.  The availability of accommodation like this within the areas the Health Board works in has traditionally been very limited.  

Iwan Trefor Jones, our Deputy Chief Executive said:  

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and we’re so glad that we can offer our support and help the NHS during this trying and uncertain time.  

“When working in difficult circumstances, a comfortable home is valuable and important. We are happy to be able to provide this to overseas nursing staff and key workers who are playing a vital role in supporting our local NHS hospitals.” 

Mark Wilkinson, Executive Director of Planning and Performance at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said:    

“This is a great boost for us to have Adra on board with their expertise in landlord services.  The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges in recruiting staff, particularly staff from overseas. Being able to provide this modern, high quality accommodation for these staff in partnership with Adra is a very welcome development.” 

April Bureros, a member of nursing staff for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and our tenant said: 

“When we arrived the house was welcoming and everything we need was already here when we arrived. We have a comfortable and quiet environment to come home to after a busy shift at the hospital.”