Airedale Hospital has performed well in the latest national staff survey.
The NHS foundation trust scored 3.77 out of a possible five for staff engagement – above the national average and better than its 2012 score of 3.74.
The category includes employees’ ability to contribute to improvements in the workplace, their willingness to recommend the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment and the extent to which they are motivated and engaged with their team, work and the hospital.
Areas in which the trust compares most favourably with others include the availability of hand- washing materials, equal opportunities and the percentage of staff suffering work-related stress or who have experienced harassment, bullying or abuse from colleagues. Nick Parker, the trust’s head of human resources, said: “We are really pleased with these results, especially the levels of staff engagement and that more staff would recommend Airedale as a place to work or to receive treatment.
“It is also good to see the number of staff suffering from work-related stress has reduced and the scores for job satisfaction and effective team-working have improved.
“However, we are never complacent and will be considering how we can improve further, particularly in the areas where we did less well compared with others.”
Areas where the hospital compared less favourably included staff feeling they needed to attend work when unwell and a below national average number being appraised in the past year.
Visit nhsstaffsurveys.com for the full survey results.