Hospital staff feel valued
The results of an NHS national staff survey have shown staff working at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) feel valued, motivated and supported in their roles.
Staff were asked their opinions about their jobs, their personal development and management, as well as their health, safety and wellbeing. Some 1,968 members of staff responded to the survey – an 8% increase on the previous year – with the results showing significant improvements in 10 areas.
The national results placed RBCH in the top 20% of acute trusts in a number of areas, including: the number and quality of appraisals carried out; recognition and valuing of staff; support given by immediate managers; staff motivation; the ability to contribute to improvements at work; and the effective use of patient feedback.
Director of Human Resources, Karen Allman, said: “The results of this national staff survey are really encouraging. Our staff do wonderful work and their wellbeing and engagement is a top priority.
“We’ve done a lot of work to make our appraisal process an effective way to improve both morale and ultimately the service we offer to our patients, so it’s great to see 95% of our staff reported they’d had an appraisal in the last 12 months.
“We’re really pleased to have seen significant improvements in a number of other areas too and will now be focusing on the areas where improvements need to be made.”