Staff survey puts Kingston Hospital in the top ten percent of trusts

21 February 2020

Staff at Kingston Hospital are celebrating being ranked in the top ten trusts following publication by Picker of the annual NHS staff survey.

65% of staff at the hospital responded to the survey and three quarters of those confirmed that they would recommend Kingston to others as a place of work, putting the hospital significantly above the average of 66.3% from the trusts which took part in the survey.

Some other highlights from the report showed that:

·       70% of staff said that feedback from patients is used to inform decision making in the hospital (against an average of 59% from other trusts)

·       70% of staff said that their manager takes a positive interest in their health & wellbeing which was an increase from 66% last year (and an average of 67% from other trusts)

When asked if they would recommend the hospital as a place to receive care, 82% of the hospital’s staff confirmed that they would, again putting the Trust in the top performing group of hospitals and the second best score in London

Kelvin Cheatle, Director of Workforce at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Everyone at Kingston Hospital is extremely pleased that we’ve been ranked in the top ten trusts, as a place to work and to receive care.

“At Kingston Hospital we value all of our staff and prioritise supporting with their health and wellbeing at work, and this really shines through in this year’s staff survey.

“There remains more work for us to do in the areas of bullying and harassment at work and in helping to reduce the pressure of work which staff have raised through the survey, and we will be making this a priority and doing some more focused work in these areas.”

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