Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Employee Reviews
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Very disappointed with BSUH, after being there only 12 months I had to look elsewhere as I could see the bullying culture coming through and despite it being reported to all levels of management t and HR in my final leaving letter nothing is ever done, entrenched management and staff that have their ear get their way despite all trust policy and national guidelines, I would never go back here after having worked for over 18 years in the NHS I am very sad to have to say that
Good team leader
I enjoyed the work but I was in theatres. Very cramped staff room to eat in. Limited seating and very few tables. Very limited natural light. No means Of buying a hot meal so had to bring own meals in.
Tiring. No decent staff facilities
worked in decontamination unit in Haywards Heath and left after several years due to the new management who spent more time flirting with the young female staff and stuck up for staff who licked his ego to get what they wanted rather than the hard working techs and certain supervisors. If your face fitted with the new management you were ok otherwise you were made to feel like an outcast and your working day became unbearable .Would not recommend working in that unit
back stabbing management and staff
I loved working here. Staff were amazing. Managers supportive. Downsides were the cost of living being so high and the wages not being enough to support a small family. Its a shame cuase it is such a nice place to work. Limited progression also due to budget cuts etc.
I've never worked at a place where the level of discrimination is so bad. Their motto should be: it's not what you know, but who you know. The management in some departments is a joke, as they make such illogical decisions. It's been well documented in the news about the low pay rises within the nhs, which are now around minimum wage levels.
There are different departments to work in.
Bad management. Discrimination in the work place. Low salary.
I love the work I do and I am lucky in the fact the staff are friendly and we all bond and support each other. I do feel however that the wages and lack of pay rises over the last 10yrs are not in line with inflation so it feels like my wages have to stretch more and more each year. This makes us feel under valued. It shouldn’t take for our unions to fight our cause and go on petitions and striking. The Management of the BSUH should apply and fight for our pay rise as we rightly deserve. The recent deceptive pay rise is an insult considering the years we have gone without. However despite how undervalued the government has made us feel I can’t deny I have loved most of my working experience. Caring for patients is priceless and it’s that satisfaction of making a difference to their days that keep me staying in my job. Sadly it is very understaffed and gone are the days where you have time to sit and talk to the patients. It’s a case of catching conversation whilst doing personal care.
Job Security, chance to progress, pension.
Poorly Paid, understaffed
A typical day will include, washes, obs, meds, ward rounds, handovers, meetings, bleeps, admitting and discharging patients, medical emergencies, supporting junior staff, talking with relatives
Lack of staff, under appreciated
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Don't get me wrong, there are great managers here but a lot of the senior management and project people who essentially have all workers at their mercy with the building works do not consult or think about what the staff actually have to do on a daily basis during these building works and the HR department have consistently been the worst I have ever known for at least 4 years, losing people's CRB forms and copies of ID and the usual start date from being offered a job is about 3 months even if you are unemployed and waiting to start. There's lots of opportunity for movement once you're in but too many people are treated badly here. If you have complaints or safety concerns about your working environment, you will not be taken seriously unless you have photographic evidence and have complained many times.
Some great colleagues and great work
staff not listened to
Loved being on the ward, met a lot of lovely people and seemed to provide a helpful hand. Learnt many things and even shadowed a doctor at on point, however because all of the midwife staff were so stretched, a lot of the time I felt like i wasn't even recognised or valued, which was a shame.
The staff and teams within the hospital are woking hard to achieve a high standard of healthcare but the difficulties facing the NHS are evident within this hospital trust. Underfunding and a history of poor use of available funds have left the Brighton located Royal Sussex County Hospital facing almost crisis levels of difficulty in recent years. The buildings are unfit for purpose so it is with great relief to know work has started on building the new hospital at this site. As an employee there is very little scope for advancement within the hospital and in many cases it was more a case of 'who you know'. This reads as very negative but it is worth reiterating that staff on the frontlines work tirelessly to provide patients with a high level of care and teams both clinical and non-clinical would be pulling together every day to ensure this.
Strong sense of teamwork
Little room for advancement, historic failings at a management level
I enjoy my job within the trust , it does need some improvements . They are currently building new wards as old building built 18 hundreds . More staff and better pay much needed
Higher management need to see what pressures staff truly under
A pleasant place to work, effective management and part of a lovely team. The hardest part of the job is having to work under sometimes extreme pressure. The most enjoyable part is the relationship you can make with your colleagues.
stressful at times
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