Trust one of the best to work for

Trust chief executive Gary Doherty
Trust chief executive Gary Doherty

The Fylde coast’s medical staff are some of the most satisfied in the country, according to a health journal.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the top healthcare organisations in the country to work for, by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) and NHS Employers, for the second year in a row.

Every day I see or hear of the amazing work of our staff and I hear how proud they are to work in this organisation and to give of their best to our patients, their carers and families

Results in the HSJ’s Best Places to Work list, featuring the top 120 NHS workplaces across all acute, community, mental health and primary care sectors, are based on national NHS staff survey responses.

Through this most Trust staff said they would recommend it as a place to work or receive treatment, with lower pressure felt by staff compared with similar trusts, according to the top 120 list.

Chief executive Gary Doherty said: “We’re delighted and proud to be named among the best places to work in the NHS.

“Every day I see or hear of the amazing work of our staff and I hear how proud they are to work in this organisation and to give of their best to our patients, their carers and families.”

“We want to attract the most talented workforce, so we are committed to providing an environment that is welcoming and fosters innovation and creativity.”