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National NHS Staff Survey results 2014

Poole Hospital staff are amongst the most motivated in the country, a major survey published recently has found.

The national annual NHS Staff Survey gives an indication of staff experiences around a range of workplace topics.

Over 500 staff from the hospital took part in the survey and rated the trust highly as an employer in a range of important areas.

The trust ranked in the top 20% nationally for overall staff engagement, including staff motivation at work and communication between senior managers and staff.

Employees said they felt empowered too, with 73% saying they felt able to contribute to improvements at work, significantly above the national average.

The percentage of staff who said they would recommend the trust as a place to work was also above the national average.

In total, the hospital was rated better than average in 13 key areas, and average in a further seven areas.

The survey also highlighted areas where staff felt improvements could be made, including the percentage of staff experiencing physical violence from patients, relatives or the public and staff experiencing harassment, bullying or abuse from the same group. The trust will put in place an action plan to support improvements and address areas where required.

Chris Bown, chief executive, said the report reflected the improvements made since the last survey.

“I’m delighted that staff engagement has been rated so highly in the survey and we have a truly motivated workforce.

“I’m really pleased with the strong performance demonstrated in this year’s survey and our above average performance in many areas.

“The survey also provides us with extremely important feedback on areas where we can further improve as an employer and we will be taking immediate steps to review this”.

Date: 12 March 2014

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