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Trust in top 18% of Healthcare Employers in the UK

Newsdate: 4th March 2009

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is delighted to announce that the Trust has been recognised as one of the top healthcare employers in the UK, according to the prestigious Healthcare 100 list released today by the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times.

Over 230 organisations entered the Healthcare 100 this year, and WWL are very proud to confirm that it ranked very highly within the top 18% of all organisations that entered.

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The influential list, researched by Ipsos MORI on behalf of HSJ and NT, and supported by NHS Employers, is based on the results of an exclusive poll of the employees of registering organisations.

Open to both NHS and independent healthcare providers in the acute, primary care, mental health and ambulance sectors, the winners and representatives of all those included in the top 100 list celebrated at a special Awards Luncheon held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday, March 2nd.

Melissa Dwyer, Deputy Director of Organisational Development and Lifelong Learning for the Trust says: “This is fantastic news for the Trust, as our position within the Healthcare 100 list is based on what staff really think of us as an employer. Feedback from the survey details that WWL is a Trust that puts great emphasis on staff and management working together, and that the Trust also works to recruit from among the long-term unemployed who are claiming disability or incapacity benefit.  Many members of staff were quoted as stating they like the friendly atmosphere at the Trust and that they feel valued.  We would like to thank all our staff for participating in the survey and also to offer our congratulations to everyone on this fabulous achievement.”