We are looking for great people who are passionate about serving our communities to be part of the team at the new Cheshire & Merseyside Surgical Centre at the Victoria Infirmary in Northwich.

The centre is scheduled to open in spring 2025 and will treat around 12,000 patients each year.

It will provide state-of-the-art clinical areas to support patient care. These include two theatres covering ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pain, ENT, dermatology, and general surgery. There will also be a recovery area and consulting rooms.

We aim to treat a large number of ‘high volume low complexity’ patients from across the region who require less complex operations and procedures.

This will help reduce waiting times for patients, with an immediate focus on those who have been waiting 52 weeks for treatment. We also aim to reduce the overall backlog. 

We are looking to recruit around 80 people to fill both full and part time positions. For the theatres, the Trust will be recruiting nurses, operating department practitioners, as well as support roles.

In ophthalmology, the Trust is recruiting health care assistants, pre-operative assessment care nurses, telephone triage nurses, and imaging technicians. Meanwhile, for the waiting area, the centre needs senior nurses, nurses, and health care assistants.

Other roles include C-arm trained radiographers, pharmacy assistants, security and porters, along with medical engineers, estates and IT support, and domestic and administration staff.

Centre of excellence

Our ambition is that the new Cheshire & Merseyside Surgical Centre at Victoria Infirmary will become a cataract centre of excellence, providing eye care for the people across the region. This will mean there will be fewer people waiting for eye surgery across the region, as well as greatly improving patient care.


A recruitment event will be held on Thursday 25 July from 10am to 2.30pm at Northwich Memorial Court, where people can learn more about centre and vacancies.

Register your interest

Please register your interest in being contacted by the Recruitment Team who will be able to keep you informed about open days and future vacancies.

About the Victoria Infirmary

The Victoria Infirmary provides a range of services to the local community, including a minor injuries unit, therapy services, and outpatients clinics, such as for cardiology, dermatology, and Ears, Nose and Throat. In 2022, a community diagnostic centre opened at the site providing diagnostic testing seven days a week.

Further information

Click the button below to view the welcome pack, which will give you further information about the centre, Victoria Infirmary, and the Trust.