Volunteer (Current Employee) – University Hospital Wales – 7 July 2017
The ward I work on is challenging but the staff commitment is commendable. I have learnt to deal with many different patient difficulties and observed how other staff members deal with situations. The hardest part of the job is not having enough time with the patients but the satisfaction gained from spending valuable time with the patients is not comparable.
I left my role as a hcsw band 2 for a hca in a nursing home!!
Hcsw band 2 (Former Employee) – Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan – 14 December 2017
I left my role as a band 2 hcsw on general.medical ward with good pay benifits (enhancements at weekends and nights and bank holidays) of under 6 months for a hca role at a nursing home with lower pay and no enhancements. That's how.miserable and desperate I was to leave the trust. It's not.just the ward or the trust either . I've tried three trusts within the nhs and I didn't enjoy working for any. It's not in any way about the patients its.about meeting targets . We are undervalued underpaid underated over worked and always short staffed to the point where the levels ofstaffing are.dangerous. I tried my.best for a while.to find a permanent position within the nhs with good.benifits pension enhancements.and job security. But that means nothing if your unhappy!! I'm happier with less.money and less benifits at a nursing home !!fast paced and pressured environment is an understatement the targets the expect from you are impossible . The patients are like a conveyer belt .management don't care or.look after their staff and the patients are.the ones suffering from this too!!. I studied hard in college to get qualifications in order to go on to further education to do my nursing . Ive been put off and no lonher am i interested in studying for.a.nursing degree. Disappointed and let down is an understatment I was horrified at.the level of inadequate care I was able.to provide. And I will.avoid hospitals at all costs for the rest of my days as a.member of staff and more importantly as a patient !!I i could go on and on about the cons .....
Enhanced rate of pay, good pension
Over worked, undervalued, high staff turnover, bad mangement, bad practice, bad manual.handling, lack of breaks, short staff, ect ect ect.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Surgery – 2 August 2017
There is a lack of accountability. It is very much an old boys network with the Medical director ignoring ongoing issues. If you raise issues you're labeled as a trouble maker. There is no forward planning The HR department is holding the hospital back - very poor The whole thing needs a complete review and look to redefine services
I have enjoyed the challenges that each post within the UHB has set me. I have been fortunate to have a strong and supportive line manager who has understood my skills set and sought to utilise appropriately.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Cardiff – 9 December 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my time working in and around the vale of Glamorgan as a phlebotomist. Meeting new patients each day and carrying out a procedure many people can be wary of and making patients feel at ease.