Quick facts
  • What we do:
    The Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1st December 2007. The Trust serves a population of approximately 330,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and the 12 million holidaymakers who visit the area every year.
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.bfwhospitals.nhs.uk
  • UK locations:
    North West

About Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CONTENTED STAFF AT Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust feel valued by colleagues, get the training they need and have a good work-life balance.

Established in December 2007, the trust serves the 330,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and the 12m holidaymakers who visit the area every year. Its workforce thinks the trust provides a great service, returning a positive score of 78%, and they are proud to work for it (72%). The 4,300 staff at seven sites believe they can make a difference within the organisation (71%) as well as a valuable contribution to its success (74%).

Mandatory training, external conferences and courses, practical training on subjects such as moving and handling, and a leadership management programme are among the opportunities to learn and grow. The average spend per head on training is £400 and employees find it of great benefit (63%, a top 15 score for the 50 mid-sized firms on our list). They say the work is good for their own growth (72%), the job is stimulating (71%) and they are clear about what is expected of them (69%). The trust gets the fifth highest score for workers feeling that all their skills are being used (53%).

Success is celebrated with an awards evening and £500 for the winning department. There are also employee of the month prizes and 100% attendance awards and the chairman sends out thank-you cards and letters to recognise special contributions. More than three-quarters of people at the Blackpool-based trust earn £25,000 or less with the average salary of a staff nurse being just over £21,200. Benefits include an on-site crèche, an employee assistance programme and a contributory pension into which the organisation puts 14% of pay. Work is an important part of who staff members are (75%, a top 10 score), they have fun with their colleagues (73%) and say their job doesn't interfere with responsibilities at home (64%).

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What is it like to work for Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Any aspects of training and development that would be relevant for any particular individual across the organisation can be highlighted and acted upon as part of the annual appraisal and personal development plan process. This would include mandatory training on several aspects of work that the trust is involved in as well as often more practical training such as manual handling.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Staff are placed at the heart of the Trust’s work through the Blackpool Way programme and its emphasis on employee engagement and staff health and wellbeing. The Blackpool Way has been highlighted nationally on several occasions this year. The work on reducing stress won the Healthcare People Management Association award for the best management practice in tackling workplace stress category. The work in Blackpool was also highlighted in the Boorman Report and chosen to figure in the national NHS Employers conference.
My Company
My Company
Employees are proud to work for an organisation that has been rated in the top 20% of NHS hospital trusts in the country following the NHS staff survey. The trust also rewards and recognises employees for various things they contribute to the success of the organisation. This would include 100% attendance awards, employee of the month and long service awards.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    19% / 81%

  • Staff Turnover:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Staff:

    4301

  • UK sites:

    7

  • Earning £35,000+:

    7%

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    HR Management, Finance , IT , Nursing, Health Care Scientists, Allied Health Professionals, Doctors, Administration, Education and Training, Clinical Management

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