Borough of Wigan hospitals shortlisted for top employer award

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is in the running to be named Britain’s Best Employer of the Year for Nurses at the 2022 Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards, winners to be announced in November.

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The award recognizes organizations that excel in comprehensive workforce planning and workforce sustainability through recognition, engagement, well-being, training and other initiatives, including best practices. recruitment and retention.

WWL’s head nurse, Rabina Tindale.

Chief Nursing Officer Rabina Tindale said: “I am delighted to see WWL shortlisted for this award, especially in this category.

“Not only is this a fantastic achievement for confidence, but it is a testament to how each member of our nursing staff has created such a positive and supportive workplace for one another.

“We have seen exceptional initiatives led by our nurses and supported by colleagues at WWL, such as the launch of the Hello, My Name Is… campaign, which has allowed us to focus our efforts on delivering truly patient-centred care. patient and compassionate from the very moment patients come to us.

“Our nursing leadership teams have created an environment in which all nurses can thrive, ensuring that there are more opportunities for learning and development and better recognition of the hard work of their colleagues to ensure that everyone feels valued for the incredible efforts they put in.”

WWL Managing Director Silas Nicholls.

Chief Executive Silas Nicholls said, “Having a positive work culture is something we take tremendous pride in at WWL, so I must congratulate our nursing teams for being recognized in such an important category.

“We are a great team, so I must also thank and congratulate all those who support and work with our nurses on a daily basis, because it is this collective effort and solidarity that allows our nurses to flourish and provide the best possible care for our patients. .

“When you consider the challenges that everyone in healthcare has been facing lately, it’s important that all colleagues at WWL celebrate achievements like this, and that potential colleagues see how important everything the world is proud to work for the trust and how passionate we are about providing much needed services to our Borough of Wigan community.”