United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Employee Reviews

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What a shame
Nurse (Former Employee) –  All over16 February 2019
I worked as a nurse for ULHT and apart from the staff it wasn't a nice place to work... management were not interested in staff.... only making sure wards had enough staff so you could be moved to an inappropriate place . If you complained about it you were threatened with discipline even when you said you felt unsafe and that your pain was under threat!!
Management are reactive and never proactive!!
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Excellence healthcare staff
Cons
Management moral
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Boston... awful place to work, very backstabbing and senior staff rude and demeaning.
Housekeeper (Current Employee) –  Pilgrim hospital boston3 October 2018
Boston is awful to work at, hours where always good and team leader great, but general staff and supervisors are slap dash and don't mind making you feel belittled in front of others. Equipment always broke or missing and training very slap dash!
Pros
Pays well.
Cons
Co workers, equipment.
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Good sick and hols plan
HCSW (Former Employee) –  Lincoln, Lincolnshire17 May 2018
22 experience as a hcsw good when l started now it's all take for more hours less staff if it is a 2nd job don't forget 25%tax very little support middle mangers en sure it good luck be prepared to work hard little team support offered watch your back
Pros
Resonable training
Cons
Back stapping cant trust anyone at boston site
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Overworked and undervalued
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Lincoln, Lincolnshire4 November 2017
Budget cuts and squeezing every last drop of productivity from its remaining staff has left ULHT on its knees. I took early retirement from my front-line administration job this summer and it was the best thing I ever did. I know several long-term colleagues are going the same way.

If you're a nurse, I give ULHT five stars. If you scrape through the interview, the job's yours and take your pick as every ward has vacancies. As you progress through your career, you will go higher up the ranks eventually never needing to touch a patient. You will be so out of touch with what happens in the ward environment that you would be the perfect candidate for Head of Nursing.

If you are not a nurse, you are treated as both expendable and replaceable despite regular motivational e-mails from the CEO (who, to his credit, is clearly passionate about his role). Most job roles have been de-banded or get de-banded as they are replaced - if they are replaced at all. Most vacancies end up being split between existing staff. If you are good at your job you will be expected to take on more and more without a word of thank you, and when you finally crack and announce you're leaving you become a handy cost-saving.

A long-term member of staff on the top of their band can easily be replaced by a young up-start on £7.88 an hour. This is a Trust which shifts incompetent managers on £50000+ between "projects" to try - and fail - to wave a magic wand over its problems, but which also restricts what stationery a ward can order.

If you value your sanity, go elsewhere.
Pros
Pay enhancements at nights/weekends
Cons
Too long to list
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Hard but rewarding
Health Care Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, Lincolnshire3 November 2017
Hard but rewarding place to work. There is a big importance placed on teamwork and this is a big pro to working here. Lots of training and education provided
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New facilities
Community Midwife (Former Employee) –  Boston25 November 2017
There is a new maternity unit opening soon, which looks to be very well equipped, with much more space than they currently have. Training is linked to Nottingham University and for some disciplines with Lincoln University.
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Its okay
Medical Records Clerk (Current Employee) –  lincoln15 February 2016
Good place to work so long as your don't aim for advancement or high wages. People are easy to get along with and training is also good although sometimes no necessary.
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stressful but flexible & well paid
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Lincoln, Lincolnshire14 January 2017
Stressful but flexible & well paid
Good team to work with
Communication across sites is poor
Overtime is available
Facing national issues as are common to all NHS
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Good job, poor guidance
Clinical Imaging Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston5 December 2016
This job was done after hours and on my own, which was lovely in way but also frustrating as if I ever had any problems I had no one to go to to resolve them.
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