February 25 2019
Local charity and healthcare provider St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has been placed number 89 the Sunday Times Top 100 Not For Profit Organisations to Work for 2019 list.
The national accreditation is awarded on the results of an anonymous staff survey, which covers staff wellbeing, relationships, leadership and personal growth.
Announced on February 22, the ranking appeared in the Sunday Times publication alongside the National Trust, Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and only six other Hospices.
With a workforce of over 300 staff and 1000 volunteers St Barnabas commit to providing a happy working environment, celebrating individual and collective success in all departments.
Lisa Phillips, Head of People and Development explains
“The independent survey took place with all staff throughout October 2018. We also completed a comprehensive organisational questionnaire showcasing the services St Barnabas provide, and what we do to support, recognise and reward our employees including a Reward and Recognition Scheme, flexible working practices, wellbeing support, a staff and management focus group.
I am so proud to have been awarded a One to Watch accreditation, placing 89th in the Top 100 and to have been ranked highly in the ‘areas of success’ – ‘great service to its customers, proud to work for the organisation, and the organisation has strong values and principles’ by our own team.”
Best Companies, the award body acknowledged St Barnabas staff agreed ‘People in my team go out of their way to help me.’ Best Companies noted ‘They recognise the power of community; building connections and relationships that help them make a positive contribution. They are one team, united and inspired by their common purpose’
Chris Wheway, CEO adds
“I am delighted that the support, the wellbeing and happiness of our team has been recognised. People are at the centre of what we do, whether that is the patient, their family or the team that make the service possible I am so proud to lead an organisation that has so many brilliant individuals, working together making a massive impact.”
St Barnabas supports more than 10,500 local people every year and delivers care to patients living with a life limiting or terminal illness and their families. Our ambition, for every patient we meet, is to enable them to live life to the fullest possible extent for however many days, weeks or months they have left.
This year it will cost over £11.5m to deliver our services. The NHS does give us some money, but we still need to raise at least £5.5 million. There are so many ways you can get involved and help us achieve our ambition.
Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk for events, fundraising opportunities and how to volunteer. To join the team visit https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/about-us/join-our-team/