Support Officer (Current Employee) – Crawley – 30 November 2017
I moved to the Trust from another public sector organisation expecting a pretty similar deal but I was wrong. There is no corporate/clerical staff training available and work life balance is not promoted. Decisions made by the Exec team are slow and often not clear with 'goal posts' regularly moving. I hope that this Trust improves with time, especially as it moves out of special measures, although for the time being there is lots of room to grow.
27 days annual leave
People which have been in the NHS for too long which have a lack of drive for improvement.
Paramedic (Current Employee) – Margate – 29 January 2018
Long hours, ridiculously understaffed, enormously stressful. Having worked in this role for a long time the past few years have been very sad for me. I have seen the workload and stress on staff increase massively, unfortunately I can't see things improving anytime soon..
The patients sometimes
Long shifts, one half hour break in 12 hours, massive delays, abuse of all kinds
Every day offered up new challenges, the environment was always changing and therefore offered up interesting tasks and opportunities. The management changed in recent years and it became difficult to get the necessary support to get things done.
Good support from managers at an EOC level, and colleagues all understanding and everyone works well together. Never know what's going to happen next, and lots of different roles to branch out to within the service. Somethings are poorly managed but overall ok.
Volunteer Ambulance car driver (Former Employee) – Surrey – 28 November 2016
You receive your daily work the previous evening and work through the appointments hopefully making the journeys as relaxed as possible. Occasionally the patients illnesses were a bit difficult to deal with.
Supportive management and great camaraderie within the workplace. I learnt a lot about how the NHS service works in respect of the ambulance and NHS 111 service, and feel I have a greater understanding now because of my time spent there.