Best Places to Work 2014 – acute trust

  • Full time permanent staff: 10,894
  • Voluntary staff turnover: 7 per cent
  • Exec team male/female ratio: 62 per cent male/38 per cent female
  • Programme to recruit ethnic diverse staff: Yes

Having opened its doors to the media through Channel 4’s documentary 24 Hours in A&E, the trust’s motivation and staff dedication is clearly evident with 93 per cent agreeing their role makes a difference to patients. As one of the largest hospitals in south London it employs more than 10,000 staff and has an annual income of £679.3m. Its benefit packages for staff include buddy schemes, cycle to work schemes, flexible working as well as day nurseries.