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 our people.
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.
Put all together, this helps them to provide patients with healthcare at its best – with people at its heart.
We believe that without commitment to our staff, we will not be able to be the ‘outstanding’ Trust which we are today, and therefore, ensure that staff are supported continuously throughout their career.
Rewarding our staff
Our monthly People at Our Heart Awards allow us to recognise, celebrate and thank staff who are exemplars in enhancing the patient experience and each year we receive over 350 nominations.
We are proud to have so many departments, teams and staff who also win external awards and show our recognition by sharing the good news across the Trust and social media.
We also value our long serving members of staff and have a Long Service Award scheme which acknowledges the hard work of staff who have been with the Trust for 25, 35 and even 45 years.
Our Staff Networks were established to support members of staff in their working lives and to promote awareness of equality and inclusion within the Trust. We currently have 3 Staff Networks which support LGBT, BAME and Disability.
Health and Wellbeing
We have an in house Occupational Health Service which is there for staff to access to seek support across a range of areas such as mental health and physiotherapy. You can also access travel and flu vaccinations.
We also have a dedicated Better Health at Work Advanced Practitioner who works Trustwide to ensure that we are maintaining and educating a healthy workforce through many activities and scheme such as running groups and mental health training. Staff are also encouraged to take an active role in this as Health Champions.