THE Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, the UK’s only hospital to specialise in neurology, neurosurgery and pain services, has been awarded the coveted Investors in People Gold accreditation for the second time in a row.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, testing organisations against a rigorous framework for best practice in the workplace. The Liverpool Trust is the first NHS organisation in the North of England to earn the IIP Gold accolade with the latest version of the standard.
Director of Workforce Mike Gibney said: “This success was only made possible thanks to the hard work of staff across the hospital. We want The Walton Centre to be a fantastic place to work, and I think this reflects what we’ve achieved so far.
“This is a superb achievement that reflects the dedication of teams across the organisation, and the supportive friendly culture that we’ve created. Not only does this make The Walton Centre a great place to work, but it also contributes to making a safe and caring environment for our patients to be treated in.”
The detailed report from the assessors described staff in all job roles being motivated to deliver the highest standards and that they are driven by the hospital’s values: pride, dignity, respect, caring and openness.
Comments from staff interviewed for the assessment included: “I am so happy here – I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else” and “because it’s so well organised you have a lot more time to interact with patients”.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate The Walton Centre – Investors in People Gold accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. The hospital should be extremely proud of their achievement.”