Volunteer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 14 December 2017
II was introduced to work in various departments of Histopathology Research Lab and Immunology Department; Clinical Outpatients and Outpatient wards; Cytology; Endoscopy. I understand the NHS structure within Hospitals and the importance of working as a team and what knock-on effects it has to patients. I Observed and monitored client behaviour and responses to treatment. I attended educational seminars and lectures at a Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting in Queen Elizabeth Hospital which allowed me to understand the awareness of mental health symptoms and issues in patients. The outcome of the work experience allowed me to broaden my knowledge within healthcare.
Staff Nurse Band 5 (Former Employee) – Woolwich, Greater London – 15 November 2017
A typical day involves caring for a bay of beds, with an unhealthy mix of calm, lucid patients and mentally unstable ones. There is a good effort to keep its employees up to date on training, but it is inadequately accomplished due to scheduling troubles. Management has a rather minimal, acquaintance-like manner that makes it difficult to approach them for concerns.
Though the work is hard, the team members involved are proactive in promoting sufficient rest to minimise on-the-job stress. Patients will express many demands that force you to improve your decision making and prioritisation skills. In the end, you'll find it easy to smile when your patients express their thanks to you for your hard work.
Auxiliary Nurse (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 8 November 2017
QEH was a great place to work to learn new skills and interact with an array of people with varying needs. The role provided lots of opportunity for new skills and particular expertise including phlebotomy and cardiology.
cardiologist (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 5 October 2017
I work in this hospital as a receptionist. Queen hospital is quite busy. They pay very well and everything there is absolutely stunning. They have a very good meals. The CEO of hospital is very nice and polite and good language person.
Assisting Doctors/nurses (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 26 September 2017
When i worked at the Queen Elizabeth for work experience it was the first time they were taking on students and how they managed to put everything together was great. I met so many new people who i still talk to today and i learnt so much, for example, i now know how to apply a bandage correctly and do CPR after all these years.
The QE has a multitude of opportunities and the chance to be involved in lots of different areas of nursing. They provide a lot of training and support which allows you to be able to expand your knowledge and skills. I would recommend working here
Working to a set deadline, high standard and a required number of records completed, work was constant, pressured but never dull. An excellent team ethic, a steady and reliable manager with excellent knowledge, you were constantly supported to achieve your best.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woolwich) Volunteering (Former Employee) – London – 23 June 2017
I worked as a ward volunteer in a hospital to add on too my experience. I was particularly working with fragile adults and the staff there was very patient with everyone and they supported me along the way
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Main Pharmacy – 15 June 2017
A very few members of staff are friendly and approachable and the majority are cold and distant with a Bullying Culture who takes constructive criticism very personally. There is a lot of waste because nobody has/takes the time to correct wasting ways and any suggestions are frowned upon. Any form of learning is very difficult.
Senior Care Assistant (Current Employee) – King's Lynn, Norfolk – 6 June 2017
the hospital has hours of work from long day 7 am till730pm or short shifts. they will help with times if these are not possible. I have learnt many new skills such as putting cannulas. it is a very fast pass job and new equipment and legislations coming in a lot of the time.
Ward Hostess (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 May 2017
Had work for 5 long years but now after graduating looking for some professional work related to my studies. As i am recently graduated in Msc management i an very much excited to pursue my career managerial field.
This hospital is very old and the state of building in certain areas shows this. Although it was good place to work at beginning one must ask staff who were there much earlier before 2008. The changes altered the sense of working here as the BIG MOVE happened in 2010.
Working in smaller teams seemed great especially when joining. Some people still work in old hospital and seem to like it. Not so great for nurses under heavy demands.
In the present time the old hospital is getting many new research departments setting up. Depending on the teams and locations (or how much one fits in) can be very good. However recommend doing work experience to see if the particular departments are worth going in. Once again training is very limited so best prepare and get training elsewhere or outside.
Smaller teams, conventional hours in some sections
More privatised, traffic problems, less permanent roles