Hospital workers under stress

STRESS levels among hospital staff are on par with those at NHS Calderdale – among the country’s worst.

As the Courier reported last week, a survey of staff at NHS Calderdale found 36 per cent had suffered work-related stress in the past 12 months.

The score ranked it among the nation’s worst 20 per cent – and now survery results of hospital staff at Calderdale and Huddersfield show similar figures.

The survey found 35 per cent of hospital staff reported stress over the past 12 months.

Calderdale and Huddersfield ranked among England’s worst in seven out of 38 areas of the survey, carried out by independent regulators the Care Quality Commission. It also scored in the bottom 20 per cent for staff motivation at work.

The trust was among England’s best 20 per cent in four out of the 38 areas – including flexible working options and having regular appraisals.