Lincolnshire Hospice placed 53rd in Sunday Times Top 100 Not for Profit Company Awards

28th February 2020

Nurse and her manager

St Barnabas Hospice has risen 36 places in a year to place 53rd in the exclusive Sunday Times Top 100 list.

Local charity and end-of-life care provider, St Barnabas Hospice, has placed 53rd in the 2020 Sunday Times Top 100 Not for Profit Organisations to work for. This is a fantastic 36 place jump from 89th – their position last year. IT worker

This national accreditation is awarded on the results of an anonymous staff survey, covering staff wellbeing, relationships, leadership and personal growth.

Others recognised for this accolade include Alzheimer’s Research UK, PDSA and six other hospices.

With a workforce of around 340 staff and more than 900 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, said:

“We are over the moon to not only be in the Top 100 once again, but to have risen so significantly in the rankings. A particular statistic that stood out to me was that 88% of our staff feel proud to work for the Hospice. Our management scores have also significantly improved, which is fantastic as we launched a new Management Development Programme in 2019 based on feedback from the last survey. Wellbeing team

“Out of all the companies who took part, we ranked 4th for both “staff saying they love working here” and “managers regularly expressing appreciation for a job well done.” Our levels of staff engagement have also risen from ‘good’ standard to ‘very good’ in a year.”

Other stand out statistics for the Hospice include:

  • Ranked 8th for “staff feeling that their manager cares about them as an individual”.
  • Ranked 11th for My Company – How staff feel about the company they work for.
  • Ranked 25th for My Team – How staff feel about their immediate colleagues.
  • Ranked 26th for My Manager – How staff feel towards their immediate line manager and day-to-day managers.
  • 88% of staff feel proud to work for St Barnabas.
  • 80% of staff feel St Barnabas is run on strong values and principles.
  • 84% of staff agreed their manager regularly expresses their appreciation of doing a good job.
  • 71% of staff agreed they are happy with their work life balance.
  • 77% of staff feel positively about their team, compared to 74% last year.
  • 76% of staff feel positively about their manager, compared to 68% last year.
  • 87% of staff feel positively about St Barnabas as a company to work for.

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. Their ambition, for every patient they meet, is to enable them to live life to the fullest for however many days, weeks or months they have left.

This year it will cost over £11.8 million for the Hospice to deliver their services. The NHS part funds their work, but they still need to raise at least £5.5 million. There are so many ways you can get involved and help them achieve their ambition.

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