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Airedale staff happy to recommend own hospital
Staff are more likely to recommend Airedale Hospital as a place to work or get treatment this year, according to the results of an annual survey.
The hospital at Steeton, Keighley, also came in the top 20 per cent in this year’s national staff survey which ranks trusts for staff feeling they have the ability to contribute towards improvements at work.
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust scored better than average, compared to other trusts, for overall staff engagement.
The areas where the trust achieved its lowest scores include staff feeling under pressure from work and feeling they needed to come to work when unwell.
Nicholas Parker, head of human resources, for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are really pleased with these results, especially improvements in staff engagement and the indication that our staff would recommend Airedale as a place to be treated. This is particularly encouraging in light of our commitment to improving patient experience.
“We are never complacent and we will be talking to our staff and unions about the survey results and areas which need to be improved.”