The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, whose hospitals include Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury, is proud to announce it has been reaccredited with the We invest in people, standard accreditation, by Investors in People (IIP).
This is a world-recognised standard, which assesses whether organisations have effective practices in place according to a framework of indicators common to organisations performing highly in their management of people.
The IIP reported that it “heard fabulous testimony that this is a great place to work and the best Trust that many have worked in. People say this is a friendly and forward-thinking organisation”. It also singled out equality, diversity and inclusion as an area that is maturing, alongside Freedom to Speak Up – a resource encouraging a positive culture where people feel they can speak up, their voices will be heard, and their concerns and suggestions acted on.
Speaking of the reaccreditation, Trudie Davies, Deputy Chief Executive at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This serves as independent verification of all that we are doing to make Mid Yorkshire a great place to work. It means principles and practices around supporting people are in place and are used to make work a better place. It is thanks to the hard work, commitment and dedication of our staff that this has been possible, and I am extremely proud of everyone.
“Furthermore, we know that the more supported our staff are, the better the patient care we provide, so we hope this will be welcome news to our patients and our community, whilst helping to attract more NHS staff to Mid Yorkshire.”
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, added: “We’d like to congratulate The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Being accredited with We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places the Trust in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”