Best Places to Work 2014 – acute trust

  • Full time permanent staff: 5,261 WTE
  • Voluntary staff turnover: 10 per cent
  • Exec team male/female ratio: 33 per cent male/67 per cent female
  • Programme to recruit ethnic diverse staff: Yes

Formed out of a merger last October with financially troubled Queen Elizabeth Hospital, one of the trust’s main objectives is to create “a caring workforce through good quality leadership”. The dedication and community spirit of its staff is embodied through its choir made up of 30 staff from the trust, including doctors, nurses, porters and managers. Last December the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir released a charity single with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer as well as local healthcare charities.