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Beneficial for learning towards nursing. Big environment, flexible shifts. However, some areas need improvement, starting from refurbishment to staff respectfullness.
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Flexibility and Gain Lots Of Experience

Working on Bank gives you the ability to work in multiple areas in the hopsital and gain lots of experience. It’s really flexible around your availability and you only ever get put on placements that line up with the availability you’ve given. Super friendly staff
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Mismanaged X-Ray and Ultrasound Departments

Pros: Colleagues were all caring, hardworking people who were lovely to work with.Cons: Higher level management was poor, resulting in not enough staff on shift to properly assist the number of patients/phone calls coming in. Pay was low - not a living wage in Cambridge!(Review based on experience during pandemic, 2020-2021.)
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Amazing place to work

Such a great place to work. Very supportive and always looking to build on strengths and progression. Would recommend to anyone to work and be treated there
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Supportive and friendly

Started here for my first HCA job, staff were very helpful in helping me with my training and there’s lots of support. Shifts are busy with lots to do but colleagues are friendly
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things

He disfrutado mi trabajo

CUH es un hospital que proporciona un excelente cuidado a los pacientes, mis compañeros son unos profesionales ejemplares y hay un ambiente amigable. He disfrutado mucho trabajando en Cambridge.
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Good learning experience

Good hospital to work for. I learned a lot through my consultants and fellows. There are a lot of opportunities for career progression. I worked in the day surgery unit and I loved it. Still friends with my co workers to this day.
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Good place to work

The Trust as a whole is good to work for - value their staff. I'm sure in other roles more progression is available.Transport and getting to work is awful.. 10000+ employees
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Some areas are fantastic

Have worked here for just under 5 years.Nursing staff undervalued with top heavy approach i.e. lots of managers not many ground staff. People work very hard and are not appreciated for it. Management have heard lots of concerns around safety and not responded/implemented change.
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Nice team, company seems to care for its employees. Management are fair and pay is pretty good for what you are asked to do. Training could be a bit better
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Busy but rewarding

Shifts are very busy and often understaffed. Patient flow is relatively efficient and most care is done on site due to the vast amount of specialities
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Given me the confidence to become a good OT

Really enjoying my time at CUH! Amazing work work environment and even more amazing people. Only reason I left is because I completed all the rotations and needed another challenge. I wouldn’t be surprised if I went back!
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A bit stressful and overwhelming but collaborative staff. The pay is good but could be better. Pay is within the Uk band 5 rate. Overly competitive and you have to be on your toes always.
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It was a great place to work at.

It was a great place to work at. My communication skills improved a lot. The team was full of very friendly and helpful people. The management was also really great. I have nothing but praise for this place.
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A valued member of staff by all colleagues. Colleagues that help each other achieve, support each other and guide each other.Approachable managers who can help support you at work if your home life becomes difficult
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Worked here a year. Things are going downhill, management cutting corners everywhere, leaving us understaffed and overworked- for what? Creating bedspaces that don't exist.
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Stressful, under resourced and unappreciated.

I was lucky enough to work with a dedicated, hard working team, whose line manager was very supportive and inspirational. However, more senior management did not appreciate the pressure placed upon the department, especially during the pandemic, and were dismissive of the obvious under resourcing. This placed huge pressure upon every member of the team, whose commitment and dedication to patient care was taken for granted and exploited. As the toll upon my work / life balance became more disproportionate, I decided for my own wellbeing and that of my family that I had no choice but to leave. The NHS is a runaway freight train travelling down outdated and predetermined tracks. There needs to be a fundamental review of what we deliver, how, and why. Unfortunately, no Government, or political party, has the desire to do what is necessary, as it may cost them votes or even power.


Working for a National Institution.


The boards willingness to exploit the goodwill of its staff, in the name of patient care.
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Diverse and busy workplace

CUH is somewhere you can go to work on one career and end up doing something totally different.CUH is the place to go if you want a career in either administration or medicine, lots of opportunities for most people, there are other jobs such as working in Estates, Media, Communications & I’m sure there are some I don’t even know about.Sometimes it’s hard work mentally but equally can be very rewarding.I have worked at CUH since 1998 and I’m still there which should say something. CUH has a lot of variety job wise, part or full time so a great place to accommodate people returning to work after a break and people who want to retire but still work a little, there is definitely something for most.


Different career choices/opportunities, flexibility with hours, staff cafe, gym and pool facilities on site


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Standard nhs environment

Satisfied with Job, standard level of care and management could be improved, but not too bad either. They are making an effort trying to improve nowadays
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Good hospital but work:life balance needs to be taken more seriously

Enjoy working here but there have been occasional shifts where I’ve had to work for more than 24 hours in one go. Even from a health & safety aspect I’m not sure how it’s allowed.
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Some good some bad

Mixed experience, liked the concept of working there and had a good boss who encouraged me to take training. Department was understaffed and overworked so typical NHS. Paperwork took forever to get through to extend contracts and get more staff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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