Working for Newcastle Hospitals

The Newcastle Hospitals is one of the largest and most successful teaching hospital Trusts in the UK.We employ over 13,500 staff and are recognised nationally and internationally as a centre for healthcare excellence.

We provide the second highest number of specialist services compared to any other group of hospitals in the UK. These include academically-led acute, specialist and community services serving a large and diverse population across the North East, Cumbria, the rest of the UK and beyond.

Each year, we see over 1.7 million patients on our wards, in our clinics and in the community. Last year we safely delivered over 7,000 babies, carried out over 400 transplants and replaced over 1800 hips and kness.

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Committed to our staff

Without our staff, we wouldn’t be able to offer the world-class standards of safe and compassionate care the Newcastle Hospitals are renowned for. In return for their dedication, we are continually investing in the work environment.

We provide modern equipment and facilities, and ensure that staff have access to the latest technology, allowing them to keep up with the rapid pace of developments in healthcare.

We are committed to being an ‘employer of choice’, offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high quality education, training, career progression and support, to help them to provide patients with healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch.

Rewarding our staff

Our Personal Touch Awards allow us to recognise, celebrate and thank staff who are exemplars in enhancing the patient experience. In 2013, we received over 350 nominations for individuals and teams, and numbers are increasing every year.

Training and support

We are a Centre of Excellence for staff development, with training programmes led by a dedicated education and training team who look after the needs of all our staff.

The opportunities we offer are designed to help staff to deliver and support the exceptional standards of care we deliver. These range from simulation techniques run by our leading edge SIM North East Simulation Centre, and the unique Newcastle Surgical Training Centre which trains surgeons from all over Europe, to our Healthcare Assistant Academy, and individualised training sessions, tailored to the needs of our staff.

Taking care of staff

As a major employer, we have a vital role in enabling staff achieve a positive work/life balance. Our Occupational Health Service offers comprehensive, one-to-one support, focusing on helping staff stay healthy and well. Our Employee Benefits package includes green transport initiatives, discounted public transport costs, help with childcare costs, flexible working options and so much more. You can find out more at the Benefits Everyone website.

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