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Staff rate Sherwood Forest Hospitals as second best Trust in the East Midlands to work and receive treatment

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:33 AM

Staff at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have rated their Trust as the second best in the East Midlands to receive treatment and as a place to work.

The Trust published results from its Q4 anonymous ‘pulse’ survey in April of this year, and now the national results have been published for 223 Trusts, it is clear Sherwood Forest Hospitals compares very well both nationally and regionally.

The results show that, of the 1,164 staff who responded, 89% said they would recommend the Trust as a place to receive treatment, ranking it second in the East Midlands, and 77% said they would recommend it as a place to work, also ranking it second in the East Midlands. These are the best ever results for the Trust and both are considerably above the national averages of 80% and 63% respectively.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals carries out an anonymous NHS Staff Friends and Family Test (FTT) every quarter and both figures are up significantly from the annual NHS staff survey which was published in March 2018 (based on a survey in Q3 of 2017/18) when the figures were 78% and 70% respectively.

Chief Executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Richard Mitchell, said: “I’m really pleased to see that even more staff at Sherwood Forest Hospitals would be happy to recommend the Trust to both work and receive care. It’s hugely positive that they have pride and confidence in the services we provide and also view the Trust as a good place to work.

“I do appreciate these high level results hide a variation in how staff view Sherwood Forest Hospitals either as a place to work or receive care and it is my intention to make Sherwood Forest Hospitals a place that all staff are proud to work for and recommend for treatment. We know we treat patients well and we always strive to treat patients as if they are a member of our own family. But it is also very important we remember to treat colleagues in the same way too. We are focusing on being kinder to each other because kindness, support and mutual respect within staff are essential elements for high quality care to all patients.”

The data from the survey can be found on the NHS England website.