Staff have rated Salisbury District Hospital as one of the best places in the NHS to work and receive treatment as part of the latest national staff survey.
Good communication between senior management and staff, the ability to contribute towards improvements and staff motivation at work were other areas where the Trust scored highly in the survey, in which Salisbury was among the best performing Trusts in the country in 25 of the 32 key findings.
Alison Kingscott, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development said: “This survey is excellent news for our patients, our staff and anyone interested in looking at starting a new career with us, as it shows that our staff believe that Salisbury District Hospital is a good place to work and receive treatment. It is also great to get independent recognition of how well motivated and engaged our staff are and that they are able to make a positive contribution to improvements at work."
All staff were asked their views of working for the Trust based on the four NHS staff pledges around jobs, personal development and career opportunities and the ability to influence decisions. There were also additional themes around equality and diversity, errors and incidents and a number of measures to gauge patients’ experiences of hospital care.
Mrs Kingscott said: “The results also show that we have listened to what staff have told us and taken action where it was needed. For instance, while figures for assaults at Salisbury District Hospital remain low, the Trust introduced a 24/7 on site security service, as this was seen as a number one priority by staff. Questions relating to this area and others around abuse, bullying and harassment all have Salisbury as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. This highlights the initiatives and support that’s been put in place in this area, together with a whole range of measures to support the health and wellbeing of our staff.”
Peter Hill, Chief Executive said: “We are proud of our staff and the major contribution that they make to our hospital and local health services and thank them for their positive response to the survey.”
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The full report for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust can be viewed at: www.nhsstaffsurveys.com