What is it like to work for the Southern HSC Trust? Staff survey results

Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland realised that, if they wanted to know what life is really like working with the trust, there was truly only one group of people to ask.

Staff survey

So, last autumn, the Trust reached out to each of the 13,000 staff who deliver patient care and support services across Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon, and Newry and Mourne. The results of this staff survey have just been released.

Positive findings

Southern Trust’s findings came in above the NHS national average in a number of key areas:

  • 80% of staff feel satisfied with the quality of work and patient care that they are able to deliver. The NHS average is 76%.
  • 67% of staff said they would recommend the Trust as a place to work. This is above the NHS average of 54%.

Continuous improvement

Over three quarters of staff (76%) said that care of patients is the organisation’s top priority; a 15% improvement from the previous survey in 2012. Welcoming the findings, Francis Rice, Chief Executive at Southern Trust, thanked staff for their honest answers. He encouraged them all to keep making suggestions to improve the Trust, stressing that: 

“We are committed to listening and learning from staff and involving them in shaping services…there is always room for improvement and will be focusing on a number of areas highlighted through this survey, to help to make our Trust a better place to work for the ultimate benefit of our patients and clients.”

See the full results of the staff survey here

Would you like to join the Southern Trust?

TTM Healthcare and the HSC (Health and Social Care) Trust will return to the Philippines this August to hold interviews for the Southern Trust and Northern Ireland’s other four Trusts (Belfast, Northern, South Eastern and Western)

Contact details:

You can apply for interview by emailing any one of the addresses below. We will distribute all applications to our POEA accredited recruitment partners in the Philippines.

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: belfasttrust@ttmhealthcare.com
Northern Health and Social Care Trust: northerntrust@ttmhealthcare.com
Southern Health and Social Care Trust: southerntrust@ttmhealthcare.com
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust: southeasterntrust@ttmhealthcare.com
Western Health and Social Care Trust: westerntrust@ttmhealthcare.com