Staff working for Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust hospitals are among the most satisfied and motivated in the NHS.
The results of the national NHS staff survey, published by NHS England on Tuesday 23 February, show people working for Frimley Park, Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals rated their job satisfaction among the highest 20% of all NHS hospital staff.
They also ranked among the top 20% for recommending their hospital as a place to work or receive treatment. In total they rated their hospital significantly better or among the very best in 20 of the 32 categories measured in the survey.
Janet King, director of HR and corporate services, said: “This is great news, not just for our staff but also the communities we care for. We believe that happy staff equals great care.”
It is the first time the annual staff survey has presented Frimley Health’s results as a single trust since managers at Frimley Park Hospital took over Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals in 2014.
Previously, people working for Frimley Park Hospital regularly rated their place of work among the very best in the NHS while Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals had rated poorly with their staff.
Ms King added: “Earlier this month we had the fantastic results of Wexham Park’s Care Quality Commission inspection, which the Chief Inspector of Hospitals declared as the most impressive example of improvement his team had seen.
“This is further evidence that we have turned a corner. The motivation and engagement of colleagues at our Berkshire hospitals is on the rise and is remaining high at Frimley Park in Surrey.
“The annual survey is a very useful benchmark to see where we should focus future efforts,” said Ms King. “We know we have more work to do in a number of areas, for example increasing the number of staff appraisals.”