Comments from staff at Salisbury District Hospital have placed Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust in the top 100 best healthcare organisations in the country to work.
The Health Service Journal gathered a range of information from employers and staff and these were then analysed by independent workplace research firm Best Companies Group who used this to benchmark organisations and identify the top 100.
The publication, which was supported by NHS employers, covered all general, community and mental health Trusts, as well as Clinical Commissioning Groups. It took into account the results and comments from staff surveys, and a range of information from the quality of leadership and staff communication and engagement, to the working environment and training and development.
In its citation for the Trust, the assessors said: “ There is an open and honest feel at Salisbury Foundation Trust and a genuine desire to give good quality care throughout all levels and departments of the organisation. An annual “walk for wards” charity event is supported by patients, staff and families and friends. Staff are also offered psychological wellbeing training, including workshops on alleviating stress and yoga classes.”
Alison Kingscott, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development said: “ We are very proud of our staff and the work that they do on a day-to-day basis for our patients and the local community. We feel it’s important to provide opportunities for education and training, as well as supporting our staff in their own wellbeing so it’s particularly pleasing to see that this has now been recognised in the Health Service Journal’s Top 100 Best Places to Work.”
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 425170