Personal Assistant in All Saints Hospital Oldham
Very Staff & Patient Orientated.
I have already learned some BSL as All Saints are a bespoke and specialist Hospital for Deaf Adult MenFelt at home as soon as I started working here. Management are very friendly, patients are lovely. Nice working environment.
Support Worker in Workington, Cumbria
Making a real difference in peoples lives
All roles within my service can be challenging, difficult and at times stressful, but knowing the difference it makes in people's lives makes it all worthwhile.The team are friendly and welcoming since I started, and all the management team are supportive, present and visible. All the residents know who the manager is, as she is always helping out on the unit, and has helped me a lot since I started the job!Plus every other weekend off and loads of staff benefits including discounts on shopping websites!!
Health Care Assistant in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Stressful and no support
Very stressful place to work. No structure at all. You will come out of the two weeks training, and feel life you learned a lot, only to find out everything in the ward works different than what you learned. You wont know what you supposed to do in certain situations, or how to act, how to support patients properly. You will face stressful and traumatising incidences which you will have no support after, and you will carry on with the day as there is nothing you can do, and usually low number of staff or people avoiding work and hiding in the kitchen or office. Management is horrible. To get something done will take ages. Some nurses are very nice and supportive. Few healthcare assistance are really supportive and do their best to support patients. But behind the doors you will hear gossip about patients or HCAs making fun of them which is not nice. You are very likely to face racism but shouldnt take that very personal. Some HCAs are very close with patients, crossing the professional boundaries. Also when you turn back from holiday leave, you probably wont be on the list and will be sent back to home (at 7:30 in the morning cause thats when the shift starts), even if you are full time HCA. Bank shift staff may be sent home early or at the beginning of their shift if there are enough staff, but obviously no pay for that couple hours that they spend coming to work. These examples reflects the lack of structure. Patients sometimes get stressed because of this organisational issue, such as if their leave is written wrong etc.
Health Care Assistant in Workington, Cumbria
Terrible mental health amongst the long term staff. Alot of the good staff team are leaving through stress. Concerns ignored by management and the regional lead. Staff turnover is very high and no-one above the regional lead is looking into why. Profit before people. dangerously short staffed is the new normal. Ive seen staff refuced to tears on many occasions. Belittled over genuine concerns and laughed at.
Elysium takes a more relaxed approach than other healthcare provides. The focus is on the care of our patients but the people working in the services are appreciated, too.