Cambridgeshire Wilko staff are being offered the chance to find a new career in the NHS by the Trust that runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals.

PwC, Wilko's administrators, confirmed the closure of 52 shops across the UK, leading to 1,016 staff having their last days with the retailer when they shut down this week.

The Trust is contacting the four stores in its local area to reach out to workers impacted by the collapse of the homeware chain, giving them the chance to consider a range of hospital roles currently available.

Louise Tibbert, chief people officer at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We can appreciate what a blow the collapse of Wilko is for our local communities, but especially those who face losing their jobs.

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"We would welcome applications from Wilko staff and hope that we can at least provide some support to them during such an unsettling time in their careers.

"We have this week made contact with our local branches of Wilko to promote our vacancy information, and we look forward to receiving some applications."

To view the range of roles available in the Trust's hospitals, visit