Health Care Assistant in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
The job can be extremely hard work on the wards, at times short staffed and staffed sometimes get moved to other wards due to short staffing leaving our ward short staff and staff under immense pressure and stressed. The job however is a rewarding job seeing your patients get better and knowing you were part of their recovery but environment is very stressful and exhausting and the hours are long, and as said earlier the added stress is when people get moved to other wards leading staff dreading coming to work
Senior Screener/Grader for Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in Shrewsbury
Band 6 Practitioner with good support
I applied for a Band 6 role as an Allied Healthcare Professional - equivalent to a nurse sister - and worked there for 13 years. I was encouraged to expand my interests to become a staff mentor, and Public Health England Professional Clinical Adviser. Exceptionally worthwhile.
Rgn in Ward based at Shrewsbury hospital
I trained here as a registered nurse and left Shrewsbury hospital when my husband was badly bullied.
A culture of bullying has existed for years and years. I have seen colleagues bullied so they left the hospital- not one but several ,good nurses and other staff who did not deserve to be treated so despicably, they were not listened to when they raised concerns but made to feel it was them , deemed troublemakers and ring -fenced. In the 1990 era , with an increasing middle management, and the Hr department under new management a change in culture emerged.Things changed so much for the worst and bullying became a learned ,insiduous behaviour , and rife. It was almost a game of cat and mouse with the bullies and Hr against the person raising concerns. Feeling alone ,trying to do your job to the best of your ability and having to look over your shoulder wondering what would happen every day you went to work caused undue stress and the most horrible working environment imaginable. The hospital is the most un- caring stressful work place yet should be anything but this. The Hr used clever tactics and seemed to enjoy putting you on edge and the pressure and stress over time would lead to you leaving or having health issues caused because of it. Whistleblowing to protect patients, having integrity and being honest gets you all this. I would NEVER recommend working here to anyone . I know of no less than six NHS staff at this hospital in just a few years be bullied in this way and the culture was ignore ,it doesn’t happen. The lies that are told and used against you make you feel you are going crazy yet you know that the truth is the truth. I would commend anyone to stand up and speak out truthfully , but so many would not when they know others who have been treated so badly . The culture has clearly been allowed to become the norm. But,as the saying goes - what goes around comes around ,now brave patients who are now sharing their experiences may just make a difference and the truths of their experiences collectively will be heard and learned from.I hope this will be food for thought for any hospital .
Administrator in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Never work there
Management. You might be lucky and get a good manager most are only managers because they have been there so long and will never know how to manage people. Everyone is under so much stress. You are not valued and the bullying culture is bad. You only get on as long as your face fits.
Buyer in Shrewsbury Business Park
Flexible, secure and consistent.
Great place to work with lots of room for gaining experience in different departments should you want this.
A lot of on-site training available.
Staff are encouraged to speak up should they have any issues.