NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
About the Hospital
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established in 2002 by merging Gloucestershire Royal and East Gloucestershire NHS Trusts. Today, the Trust is an immense acute Trust that delivers vital hospital and maternity services at three sites.
Cheltenham General Hospital: The hospital offers both routine medical care and specialised treatment. It has 16 wards, some specialist departments, and a minor injuries unit. The technical Oncology Centre is a hub of the Three Counties Cancer Network and a centre of expertise. Additionally, ophthalmology with a Diabetic Eye Screening Unit is provided.
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital: The hospital delivers general hospital services and has a 24-hour Emergency Department (ED) and a new ultramodern Children's Centre.
Stroud Maternity Unit: It is a small, midwife-led facility that assists with approximately 300 births annually and provides a home-like setting for new parents.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gained a rating of Good for Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-led, and Combined from the Care Quality Commission, UK.
Why should you choose this trust?
The Trust employs over 8,000 employees to provide care to Gloucestershire residents and beyond, making it the county's largest employer and one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK. The Trust management also offers a wide range of employee benefits as well as a very supportive working environment. The significant advantages received by the staff at Gloucestershire Hospitals are:
Training & Development: The Trust has various training programmes that enable the workforce to learn together and promote high-quality patient care and opportunities for staff to progress in their careers.
Pension: The NHS Pension scheme remains one of the most generous and inclusive in the United Kingdom. When you begin working for the NHS, you will instantly become a member of the scheme and receive a great package of pension advantages, including life assurance and retirement benefits for those with ill health.
Family-Friendly Trust: The Trust has a variety of family-friendly policies, such as generous maternity, paternity and adoption aspects. It also runs on-site nurseries exclusively for staff, providing flexible, reasonable childcare. You can also buy childcare vouchers through a salary sacrifice scheme.
Annual Leave: All staff are entitled to have NHS yearly leave. You can avail of 27 days of annual leave in the initial stage of your career, which will be increased to 29 days after five years and 33 days after ten years of services. There is also an option to buy or sell leaves yearly; however, the same will be subject to approval.
Health and Wellbeing: All employees have access to occupational health and in-house counselling services. The Trust also provides health and well-being supports, including:
flu vaccinations every year
free smoking cessation services
money advisory services
on-site meditation sessions
discounted membership rates at local gyms and health clubs
Staff Discounts: You will have direct access to substantial discounts from national merchants and service providers as an NHS employee. The Trust has also negotiated a range of discounts with local businesses on your behalf, and you will acquire excellent deals on almost anything.
LIFE IN The City
Gloucestershire is a southwestern English county. The county includes a portion of the Cotswold Hills, a part of the flat, fertile River Severn valley, and the entire Forest of Dean. The county town is the city of Gloucester, and Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Dursley, Cinderford, and Lydney are other important towns of the county. Gloucestershire shares borders with Herefordshire in the north-west, Worcestershire in the north, Warwickshire in the north-east, Oxfordshire in the east, Wiltshire in the south, Bristol and Somerset in the south-west, and Monmouthshire in Wales in the west.
Secondary Education: Gloucestershire has mainly comprehensive schools with seven selective schools, 42 state secondary schools, and 12 independent schools.
Higher & Further Education: The county has two universities: the University of Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural University. There are four higher and further education colleges in the county with multiple campuses:
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Royal Forest of Dean College
There are several attractions and events in Gloucestershire to explore, including days out, sporting events, leisure and more. A few of the best spots for activities are:
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham: It is a theatre which has been serving the county since 1891. The main theatre, created by Frank Matcham, is an architectural wonder that has inspired generations of performers.
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre: WWT Slimbridge is a wetland wildlife reserve near Slimbridge.
Holst Victorian House: Visit the only Victorian mansion in Cheltenham that is available to the public, the birthplace of composer Gustav Holst.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens: It is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, roughly nine miles from Cheltenham; Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a beloved family home and renowned tourist destination with award-winning gardens.
Berkeley Castle: Berkeley Castle, which was constructed in 1153 and is still the residence of the Berkeley family, is gorgeous and historic. It is a beautiful outing for the families, and special events are held during school breaks and throughout the year.
Birdland & Jurassic Journey: Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water features one of the most extensive collections of exotic birds in the United Kingdom. The park's magnificent combination of woods, riverbank, and gardens makes it the ideal place for a day out in the Cotswolds.
Food & Drinks
There is a wide range of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, pubs and hotels serving food in Gloucestershire. Chipping Campden is famous for Cafes, Cirencester is for coffee shops, and Gloucestershire villages are favoured for pubs.