Trust behind Rugby’s St Cross named one of best NHS organisations to work at


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust has been named as one of the best NHS organisations in the country to work according to a national survey.

The Trust, which runs University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby, is one of the area’s biggest employers.

It has seen improvements in almost all areas of the NHS Staff Survey, which is sent each year to employees of every NHS Trust in England.

And 93 per cent of the staff surveyed said that they felt their work made a difference to patients.

Staff also said they would recommend the Trust as a place to work or be treated, and praised the training and support they received.

A score of more than 4 out of 5 was received for both staff satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care that they were able to provide, and staff feeling motivated in their jobs.

UHCW received a score of 3.91 out of 5 for “engagement” – how informed staff feel about their organisation, and how involved they are in decisions. This is an increase from 3.78 in the previous year’s survey, and puts UHCW in the top 20% of acute (hospital) Trusts.

In all, the Trust was named as in the top 20 per cent of acute Trusts for 18 out of the 32 indicators in the survey, and above the national average for 28 out of 32.

Andy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of UHCW NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted that we have been named in the national NHS staff survey as one of the top-performing hospital Trusts in the country.

“At UHCW, we have some of the most dedicated and skilled healthcare workers, who provide excellent care to patients across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. We have a duty to them to be the world class employer that they deserve.

“The results of this survey demonstrate great progress on our journey towards world class. However, there are areas for improvement, and through schemes such as our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, we will be doing further work to encourage and act on feedback from our staff.”

In July 2015, UHCW NHS Trust was named by trade magazine Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the NHS.