Health trust’s awards double

Staff at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Staff at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been named the best place to work in the NHS, just after winning a special recognition award.

The trust picked up the recognition accolade at the national Patient Safety Congress and Awards held in Birmingham.

And in a double win for the region’s NHS, it was also awarded the ‘Best Place to Work in the NHS for 2015’ gong in the acute care category, ahead of 40 other shortlisted provider organisations across the country.

The award, presented to the trust on Tuesday, recognises and celebrates the culture created at Northumbria Healthcare where the leadership team has worked hard across Northumberland and North Tyneside to promote great staff engagement and create an environment where people can enjoy their work.

The ‘Best Place to Work’ achievement follows earlier success on Monday, when Northumbria Healthcare was presented with the new ‘special recognition award’ at the national Patient Safety Awards 2015.