St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals
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An ok place to work

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Easy to get shifts, overtime and can be an enjoyable shift when staffing levels are what they're supposed to be. Most of the time, you're short staffed, moved around due to staffing and this can be a downfall with the care provided. Pay is less than most other trusts but they're happy to pay agency staff instead.
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Great place

Loved working here. Different wards If wanting to work other wards join the bank get to experience the whole hospital. Point scoring system if want to progress
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Insights into St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals

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  • Supportive environment
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Clear sense of purpose
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  • Fair pay for job
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Avoid at all costs

The top-level culture of the company is that people are only numbers. I was overworked, often having to do a lot of (unpaid) extra hours to meet deadlines and when I asked to hire an extra person to meet the job demands I have been promised for months that was going to happen immanently, until one day out of the blue there was a complete turnover saying that I just had make do by myself. I had no support from management when joining the organisation (had to find out by myself what mandatory training was to be completed, request multiple times for my details to be entered in the HR systems so that I could ask annual leave, expenses, etc) and found that my experience was considered to be normal as many other people were going through the same. Worst working experience of my life.
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Very good trust to work for, staff are very supportive and facilities are clean and modern. Everyone pulls together as a team, enjoyed my time at Whiston.
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Greatt place to work really lovely people work there they're so friendly. Great training opportunities. I'd wanted to work here for years and managed to secure a position.
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Excellent company

This is actually part of the St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust. An excellent company to work for and great people. Good career opportunities and chances to network.
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Nice work friends,

colleagues were great and always supportive so was the management, unpredictable as some days dragged a bit and someday was so many calls you couldn't get of the phone , work/ life balance is hard, but overall fun environment


nice colleagues


long hours
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Fast paced and demanding

Like all NHS jobs you are in a fast paced environment and at times can be demanding depending on patients needs. The pay is just above minimum wage.


Caring for people


Long hours, minimum pay
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I have worked for St. Helens Knowsley trust

Worked for St. Helens Knowsley trust for 40 years before I retied.Would recommend the trust to work lovely staff clean hospital dedicated work force through out the trust . I worked on orthopaedic in the old build then in the new build started on 3c on orthopaedic which moved to 3Alaph we won a lot of awards during while working in new build and was proud to be one of the team in achieving my goals


Free meals if you work extra shifts


Will work around your family with long hours shift
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The worst trust I’ve ever worked at by far

I noticed the podiatry team at St. Helens are constantly wanting staff. This for the future will always ring alarm bells if I see a trust always needing staff as they can’t keep anyone long enough. First of all Training is completely inadequate. The complicated rio computer system is only a few hours of none specific training and when you are being shown the specifics the podiatry management have absolutely no patience in showing new staff how to use the system. Really unprofessional staff as they are constantly back stabbing and calling each other behind their backs. There were a few helpful people but it wouldn’t surprise me if they slagged me off like everyone else did to each other Awful environment I’d warn anyone to steer clear of this podiatry team




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Lovely Team To Work For provides High level of Patient Care always maintaining patients dignity and giving the patients choice. Good management and good communication between management and staff
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Poor Management

Ward staff are generally OK. Problems come from matrons upward. Directorate management thinks as an RN you are a lazy idiot. They think you can treat all patients the same, do not understand that patients are individuals, they see it all as numbers on a chart. Their answer is always empty the bed, just get it done, resulting in some very near misses and failed discharges. Do not get sick, regardless of the disease or disability, they will run you through the sickness policy and out the door, escorted by security, as if you have stolen something, humiliating.
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It’s a good hospital to work in. It is clean, modern, and new-build. I enjoy work there. I have work there for one year as placement counsellor. Thus, I cannot make a general statement about that hospital
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Great hospital

It is a amazing hospital. I hope when I graduate to get a full time nursing job on a&e as I love working on that department. I know that area very well. The staff in that department (the whole hospital) are amazing and fun to work with.
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Very educated and caring work place.

Being new to the working in the NHS the staff in the hospital where very caring and took there time to explain different aspects of what they do to me. The consultant I was under took very good care of me and made sure that I understood what was going on. It was a very nice environment to be in and being new I didn't feel overwhelmed but felt comfortable, which was a big help. The hardest part was the location of where the hospital was at and travelling there.
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Supportive thearpy team

Very supportive and friendly therapy services team. Opportunities provided to enhance skills within your service. Positive cultural environment. Flexible working.
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good workplace

It is good hospital to work with , but I think the HR managers are the worst person in this hospital I'm struggling with sorting out my contract and basic salary since October
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Great place to learn

As I am a volunteer I am not paid for the work that I do at the hospital but it is a great place to learn with helpful and friendly staff
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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 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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