HUNDREDS of new jobs are to be created following the opening of a new care centre in Andover.

Newcross Healthcare has opened an office and training centre on East Portway Business Park with aid from Basepoint.

Company bosses said the site was launched to meet growing demand for its services in Andover, Basingstoke, Salisbury and the surrounding area.

It will provide care organisations and providers across Hampshire and Wiltshire with 24-hour access to the business’s offerings.

With work completed on the centre, Newcross has launched its campaign to recruit experienced nurses and healthcare assistants to work in a variety of roles and settings across Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Newcross operations director Geoff White said: “We are thrilled to be opening a new office and training centre in Andover, providing a wealth of career opportunities for experienced healthcare professionals throughout the area.

“We offer a highly flexible way of working for our staff. As a nurse or healthcare assistant with Newcross, you are completely in charge of your own time and can create your own rota conveniently with our innovative smartphone app, giving you the chance to have the perfect work life balance.

“We are dedicated to making a significant and positive difference to healthcare provision in Andover, Basingstoke, Salisbury and across the region. The technology and systems we have in place allows us to deliver exceptional, efficient and reliable care always while offering a rewarding and flexible career for healthcare professionals. We look forward to delivering the exceptional care that Newcross prides itself on and serving the local community for many years to come.”

The company added that with the opening of the new centre it has continued its commitment to providing only the most dedicated, proficient and compassionate healthcare professionals, supported by the best technology available.

Launched in 1996, Newcross Healthcare has 63 branches and 7,000 staff.