Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
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Lack support and progression

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Employed as a senior experienced nurse, all of my suggestions for improvement or change were ignored. Do not allow you to progress to higher bands unless your prepared to work full time
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Fast paced hard working environment not for the light hearted.

Fast paced sometimes stressful but worthwhile. I learned to be tolerant of others and listen to everyone's opinion. Hardest part was trying to get appointments for patients. The most enjoyable was satisfaction when you got the job done.
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Insights into Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Based on 22 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Fair pay for job
  • Trust in colleagues

Student Intern

The NHS is a great place to learn how a universal healthcare system is managed. It was an opportunity i was happy to take advantage of and would recommend to any one else.
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Brilliant place to work when it works rightv

Great chance to give back the care and compassion. That I received as a patient. Different goals everyday Team work and understanding of the care we give to every individual. No two patients are the same.
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A rewarding job in a challenging but enjoyable atmosphere, learn new skills everyday, meet new people and face challenges you dont in other jobs. Its a job where the stress does not come home with you.
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Hard working

The employees will do everything in their power to help and exhaust every available option no matter what the circumstance in order to give their best and help someone.
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Poor management

Really rewarding job but healthcares are not appreciated enough. They are doing half the jobs the nurses should be with no thanks at all. Management are poor and not supportive during times of bereavement. In my opinion it’s probably just this hospital not the NHS in general as I have heard many positives about other Trust’s and even another hospital within the same trust, but this one has too many staff who need a change, who are no longer in the job because they care.


Good pay and pension


Long hours, poor support, lack of morale.
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productive and fun work experience

it was a very fun place to go for my year 10 work experience week I learned how to do many techniques in many different areas of the care system so if anyone needed any support in first aid or anything like that I feel like I would be able to support them
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Productive and very busy workplace

Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians ! I am a very professional PA/Secretary and have spent many years learning and perfecting my skills. Now after 3 years as a carer for my 90 year old mother (now deceased), I cannot get back into this sector. I think that they recruit from within but have to advertise the positions for legal reasons.


All staff doing what they can with the personnel they have


Too much work and not enough trained staff
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Fantastic Hospital

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is welcoming and it is an easy work environment, as you feel comfortable collaborating with very senior members of staff. The facilities are clean, welcoming and patient-focused. The shift work is currently a bit of a mess but the department is in the process of sorting this out.


Fantastic Staff


Shift Patterms
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Established Public Service Exemplar

With the focus always on patient safety, the NHS is an excellent place for those who wish to serve the public in their hour of need. RCHT is a fine example of an employer that values it's workforce and allows them to develop their skills in order to provide the very best service.




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Productive and fun

It is a good place to work full of opportunities , as well as job security and good leadership can all be found at the royal Cornwall hospital treliske
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This was a great place to work. I had tremendous support from the organisation, particularly the Occupational Health service following a bereavement. I really enjoyed working for this trust
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poor management

the royal Cornwall hospitals staff are over worked and underpaid, they are not appreciated by management for all the extra hour some unpaid hours to ensure patient safety.




long hours
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i felt unsupported and not much room for growth. very high staff turn over as staff do not feel needed. would not recommend this employer and would not return




long hours, having to pay for staff parking, not a lot of benefits
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Passionate people constricted by lack of innovation

I had a variety of roles during my time at the hospital, some more fulfilling than others. I learnt about persistence and perseverance to get the job done. I found many of the people I worked with highly skilled and motivated, but the constraints of the NHS and the lack of trust and teamwork sometimes made it really difficult to get the job done. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the red tape and regulations, the best part was working with some amazing people and learning how to motivate people in difficult circumstances,


Good salary and security


LAck of flexible working
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Great learning environment

I only did this for one day. Although this day was beneficial and I learnt a lot. I was showed a lot about how a consultants working day and the many different things he has to do.




Long hours
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Have a look at the Bank and Apprenticeship roles! They have amazing opps for young people who are struggling with university or work choices! They provide great training opps and salary
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Amazing and rewarding place to work. The work that the NHS do on a daily base if fantastic and the salary is great. The apprenticeship opportunities are worth having a look at if you have just finished college and are unsure of what to do in the future.
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Ward Clerk

Working alongside diverse and varied Health Colleagues. Fast paced environment, meaning no day was the same. Nursing team were always happy and willing to help in all situations. Management structure wasn't particularly helpful in addressing work load and seeking help in meeting time management guidelines ensuring these were both achievable and realistic and didn't aid in my personal circumstances; which sadly meant I had to look for alternative employment.




Long hours - work life balance affected
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good pay

easy straight forward job with good pay. I was very young at the time so felt out of my depth working with older adults. However I was shown the ropes and picked it up very easily
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Based on 61 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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