Corporate role (Current Employee) – Hillingdon, Greater London – 14 January 2019
This is the worst Trust I have ever worked at. It is unprofessional and way behind the times. The management culture is appalling and there is a lot of bullying and harassment. There is no career development just lots of false promises. There is little regard for due process and as a results patient safety is compromised. There is a complete lack of learning incident after incident and senior management has no regard for it. The people on the ground are well intentioned but burnt out bullied and not supported. CQC were polite with an inadequate rating. I’m hopeful with the new Chief Exec the trust can turn a corner but there needs be a reality check and reshuffle between mid and upper management- not all are bad but it’s a case of an exception to the rule. If you want to progress your career this is not the place.
Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) – London – 7 December 2018
I worked bank (agency) shifts as a health care assistant in various wards within Hillingdon Hospital. Throughout my time spent withinn this establishment I providing excellent care and support to patients, families and members of the multidisciplinary team assisting in the holistic care of patients.
Student Physician Associate (Current Employee) – All the clinical divisions – 5 August 2018
Hillingdon hospital is a great place to learn. Have been lucky to do most of my clinical placements here. The consultants are very willing to teach students. There are numerous teaching sessions organised, either in the mornings before start of the shift or at lunch time. You also learn alot during ward rounds. Consultants are also happy for students to sit-in during outpatient clinics or shadow them doing clincical procedures such as surgery, endoscopy, scanning etc. Patients don't mind students sitting in during their consultations in the outpatient clinics as well as observing them during the ward rounds. Most patients are happy for students to go back after the ward rounds and take histories as well as examin them which is wonderful since we dont get such opportunities in the university to see actual pathologies. As a student I feel have learnt and still learning alot here. I would recommend Hillingdon hospital to other potential students.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Uxbridge, Greater London – 1 August 2018
Hillingdon is a good place to start your career...but not to stay. You get burned out quickly and there is no care for the staff. Hr is very slow and management doesn't care not even that you're not signed off to do things or you don't have a uniform and so on. The workload is ...massive epecially in A&E dept.
Long hours ....too long...from 7 to 8 15pm no paid breaks etc
Health Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Hillingdon Hospital – 9 May 2018
The work days are always different. The main jobs included checking patients observations, and looking after their overall welfare. On a normal day I would look after 5 patients, but if understaffed, I would have to look after up to 10 at once. Most staff are friendly, I was on 'bank' which meant I would be in a new ward every shift. Hardest part of the job are the hours and the nicest part is the meeting of new people.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Middlesex – 16 February 2018
At the Hillingdon Hospital league of friends, it was a volunteering opportunity. I was able to serve customers with tea and coffee to customers. The workplace culture is very friendly and calm and it was enjoyable to say the least.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 30 August 2017
A typical day at work could be either mundane or very exciting. However, most of the times, personally I have tried my best to make my moments at work extremely delightful. I have learnt how to work effectively and how to motivate myself.
Student Midwife (Former Employee) – Hillingdon – 6 June 2017
The job itself is very rewarding. However the long hours can take a toll on you. Furthermore, depending on which mentor you get they are very helpful or extremely unhelpful. It could go either way. The CPF's are amazing!
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) – london hillingdon – 11 April 2017
I did a week of work experience which allowed me to shadow an admin assistant, this experience allowed me to develop my communication skills as well as time management as I went around the hospital delivering uniforms to various departments. as well as this I learnt how to fill in uniform forms and fill out the data base spreadsheet. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting loads of different people on a daily basis, the hardest part of the job was being able to try and recover the back log of deliveries that had to be made.
Administrator (Temp) (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon – 27 March 2017
I have awful memories of working there. I've never worked so hard and I was left anxious and burnt out.
I've worked in similar roles before and heard the usual complaints from staff about workload but we all seemed to muddle through. However Mount Vernon is always oversubscribed resulting in an unsustainable workload.
There was satisfaction dealing with patients and being part of their care, putting them at their ease and keeping them informed.
All subsequent jobs have felt like a walk in the park.