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Excellent team but understaffed

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Good trust to work for.Supportive managers. Chronic understaffing and declining resources and growing public healthcare needs makes all work in healthcare highly stressful. However, work is highly rewarding.
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Good if you find the right team

Pay is rubbish but that’s nhs for you, team were lovely, management clueless and see patients as numbers not people. Occupational health is good when needed
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Good pay rate, good enhancement rate. Good pension. Good amount of holiday. Longer shifts means more time off. Majority of the staff I have worked with are great.
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Fulfilling and inspiring

What is the best part of working at the company?They care about their staff and each specialty is a cohesive teamWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Dealing with extremely stressed patients therefore listening skills very important. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Exxcellent. There is slways a lot of building going on to bring the older part of the hospital up to date What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy but satisfying helping people with theor journey through their care.
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Best hospital to work at

What is the best part of working at the company?Best recruitment team and good work balanceWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Being first overseas Anaesthetic nurses to be employed was not an easy thing. But all staff were willing to accommodate What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good work balance and it’s multicultural type of environment What is a typical day like for you at the company?Long theatre list is somehow stressing. Could even overran.
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  • Supportive environment
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  • Fair pay for job

Fun to work here

I think it’s fine to work here because they have good paying system but some are not helpful.overall it’s a beautiful hospital to work depending on your department


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Great place to work, great approach to flexible working, very supportive, helpful colleagues. Everyday is different. Would definitely recommend to others.
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tiring but rewarding

As expected, this job is busy and tiring. Can be fustrating working alongside social care which is severely underfunded and lack of appropriate placements. Spend more time doing admin than seeing patients.
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Productive, positive and satisfying.

What is the best part of working at the company?Friendly and supportive staff. Clean environment.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Little to no progression for lower down admin staff to higher management.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?String work ethics, good community feel. A culture wanting to embrace change and new ideas.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Varied but always left feeling happy and satisfied with my days work.
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Overall pleasant experience with some niggles

Overall very pleasant place to work with fair salaries and conditions. A little too HR driven overall for me to feel I could be really honest about some of the staffing issues and relationships, some of which made me feel my only option was to leave, and as is the case with all NHS organisations now, don't expect any previous experience to make any difference to your starting salary or speed of increment. Good points - very decent IT and tech.


Decent tech, especially for the HS, flexible working encouraged where possible


HR not always as helpful or supportive as they could be, opaque promotions process with favouritism in some areas, very much a meetings culture with managers often suffering Teams-itis
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Varied work place

This is a job you rarely have the opportunity to get bored, you are constantly on the move and each patient has different needs at all times.And you get required to do different tasks on a regular basis.
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Pay doesn’t reflect job roles

Great sense of team work ,hours suit life/work balance. Management very supportive and encouraging. Chances to try other roles within the trust are often available
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Undervalued and underpaid

Everyone loves the NHS but something needs to change if they want to retain a work force. There are too many managers who have all done the same training. People work until they burnout and are treated like just a replaceable number.People on lower grades are expected to work at a higher level without reevaluation.
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some what enjoyable

interesting and enjoyable sadly let down by management and was left in an untenable situation . some staff in our small work group were a pleasure to work with , management very poor
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Not a good trust to work for.

I wouldn't work for this trust again if I could help it. I worked in a drs surgery, run by the trust.Management rude and sarcastic. No money given for important things needed. Very old-fashioned. Treated badly by other 'higher up' members of staff. Pay is ok for around here but could be better for the job as it's extremely stressful and pressurised. Expected to do any overtime asked of you at the drop of the hat.


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Overall good company but pay could be better

Overall good company to work for, pay could be better. Sometime feels as if you are expected to work above your pay grade. Also not always much in the way of progression.


Annual leave is great


Salary could be slightly better
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Incredibly stressful with no support from management

The actual job was varied and interesting but very short staffed and no help or support from management. They do not and will not help with people who are not doing their job properly, and you suffer because of this. Not good for your mental or physical health and well-being.


Working with nice Consultants and Nurses


Management do not support you. HR are the same.
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Used to have a great working atmosphere

Since new line manager has been in place they do not have the apathy or empathy for the role and treat hard working long-term staff with total disregard


Bad management
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Employee Friendly

It's a nice place to work in with great staff treatment tho it could be stressful at times but the team are really helpful. It has long hours of work which makes it tiring at times


Paid breaks


Long hours
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Welcoming and friendly. Very easy to get set up and ready to work. Helpful induction and great training and great promotion of work life balance, a great team.
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Sometimes a bit negative

Good company to work for,get to meet CEO from time to time, job satisfaction, good pace to work at but can sometimes be a bit hectic when your working on your own when there is usally two,but ha-ho,still a good job and company, good olď NHS !!


Free uniform and footwear


sometimes fast pace
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Based on 69 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 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
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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