Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Health Care Assistant in Bank
on 26 January 2022
Not too bad place to work
I left the trust 6 months ago and at the time it was not a good place to work. One of the managers committed suicide, and another member of staff also did 3 years ago, that tells you something. My team was very supportive and I do miss them. However the senior management was not. If your face doesn’t fit, you don’t progress.Too often short staffed, overworked and underpaid. Not many opportunities to progress, especially after 40.
Health Care Assistant - maternity in London
on 18 June 2022
Horrible and toxic workplace
Horrible place to work as a HCA.Toxic working environment, salary on pay day always ends up incorrect.Unless you’re a midwife, don’t bother.Toxic environment, no training
Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist in Southend-on-Sea, Essex
on 12 March 2022
Super place to begin life as physio
My first physio role, worked on stroke ward and intensive care Great team, have lots of good memories Staff super helpful and management encouraging and supportive
Health Care Assistant Band 2 in Southend hosptial
on 13 April 2020
An appealing place to work on paper. Practically? Avoid
I joined the trust with a view to helping people and have really enjoyed working with a variety of patients. I was working in a specialised unit so had to learn new skills. The on the job training was sporadic and not uniform across staff. Some nurses didnt know how certain machines worked or operated as they never used them. Very task focused and not holistic or collaborative at times. Refusing to pick up rubbish because it is not their role. What ever happened to pride? The manager of the unit was dishonest and rude despite a very stressful personal situation. She demonstrated the classic bad management technique of telling people what to do but then not doing it herself. I remember one occasion where she offered to paint peoples nails and I asked and she refused. It is against the policy of the trust to have painted nails. The unit was clicky and I was not made to feel welcome, not being invited out. There was a real disconnect between the theatre teams and outpatients teams. This was really hard to feel like we were "One Team, Working together." I had a nurse berate me and berate me until which point I stood upto her. She went to the deputy manager and tried to complain saying that i had been abusive. I had already spoke to them about her and she was removed. I was assured she would be gone but she was back a week later. She did leave me alone after that. The place is falling to bits in places, water leaking on corridors. Poor standards of cleanliness and management that just don't seem to care. Told me that i was not working within my role but i was. She was just annoyed that I was challenging the 'as is'. She didn't do my probation meetings and then actively lied about me to push me out. Be very guarded if you get here and work bank first. I wish i had. Fault alarms were going off for the whole 6 months i was there. They were not resolved and I also heard leaking gas. They didn't have the keys to the glass so had to use a spoon to turn the handle. Uttterly remarkable. This is a hospital. If you're reading this southend hospital. There is a reason your attrition rate is high. You are negligent with your duty of care to employers and patients by not protecting the NHS assets.
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in Southend
on 12 December 2019
A great place to work.
A great place to work. Good team, good management. Fantastic working hours, holidays and pay. Always supportive if you wanted to learn other work areas.

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