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KINGSTON HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Kingston Hospital is a district general hospital that provides services to about 350,000 residents of Kingston, Richmond, Elmbridge (Surrey), Merton, Wandsworth, and Sutton. It was the first acute Trust in southwest London to be authorised as a Foundation Trust in May 2013.

 

Late in 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessed the Trust's overall quality and leadership as "Outstanding."

Each year, we provide care for almost 500,000 patients, including:

  • Care for more than 127,000 patients at the Emergency Department

  • Welcome 4,900 babies

  • Treat 67,000 inpatients 

  • Consult 444,500 outpatients 

The main site of the Trust is Kingston Hospital. However, it also runs several outpatient clinics in the community, including: 

  • Raynes Park

  • Surbiton and 

  • Queen Mary’s Roehampton and Teddington

The diagnostic and therapeutic services of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are comprehensive. It has a national reputation for creative innovations in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-centered' care, across all of our services, such as emergency, day surgery, and maternity care.

The Trust employs around 3,200 staff supported by 300 staff employed by ISS and 350 volunteers. 

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Education

Reading has plenty of options when it comes to education. The town owns some of the finest schools in England with a wide range of academies, grammar, and independent schools. Moreover, schools in Reading maintain some of the A-level results in the country with the highest average points in each academic entry.

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​Staff Benefits

The Trust believes that well-supported and comfortable staff provide the best care for its patients; hence, the well-being of staff is an important priority for the Trust. As a member of staff at Kingston Hospital, you will have access to a wide range of benefits. A few of them are as follows:

  • Minimum of 27 days paid annual leave per year (for full-time staff), which rises after 5- and 10-years’ NHS service) plus bank holidays

 

  • Automatic membership to the NHS Pension Scheme, one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK

  • Flexible working options

  • Maternity, paternity and sick pay entitlements

  • Access to our on-site Day Nursery

  • Option to join our Staff Bank where you can work additional hours at competitive rates

  • Season ticket loans

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Car Lease Scheme

  • 10% discount on our Boots Kingston Hospital Pharmacy

  • 20% discount in our hospital restaurant

  • Monthly Staff Excellence Award scheme

  • Long service awards

Health and Well-being:

As a part of providing high importance for the health and well-being of its staff, the Trust has established a dedicated in-house Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team to support staff with the following:

  • Fast-track physiotherapy referrals

  • Stop smoking service

  • On-site yoga, Pilates and exercise classes

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Reimbursement for eye tests for Visual Display Unit (VDU) users

  • Free flu vaccination each year

  • Access to counselling and support services

  • Reduced rates for massage and other therapies

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Training and Development 
 

Kingston Hospital has a strong history of promoting employee development and training. It offers an on-site Education Centre and a Learning and Development Team to assist employees in achieving their goals. The Trust achieve this objective through various educational systems such as:

 

  • Induction

  • Leadership Programmes

  • Talent pool

  • Training Courses

  • Learning and Resource Centre, Etc.

Life in London

London is one of the world’s most visited cities, the city has something for everyone. From history and culture to great food and exceedingly good times. London has about 2000 years of history and is deeply cosmopolitan and exotic. It is a fact that one-third of Londoners were born overseas. With such diversity, London’s cultural dynamism makes it among the world’s most international cities.

Transportation Hub

 

London's public transport is considered as one of the best system in the world. Although the city has great roads and connectivity, London is the most walkable city on the planet. Trust us, there’s nothing better than a walk along the Thames.

The main source of public transport in London revolves around the Underground or the Tube as it is called by Londoners. This extensive network of 12 lines can get you to most places in the centre of the city quickly

The people outside the UK believe that the capital's transport system is one of the safest and most efficient public transport networks in the world. The Underground and the ever-cheerful London cabbie come in for particularly high praise.

 

Food & Drinks

 

London's food doesn't come any more traditional - or tasty - than good old pie and mash. The Londoners particularly love to have tea a lot. 

Fish and chips are a delicious, fried dish that consists of batter-coated, fried fish and chips. This delightful yet straightforward meal originated in England and has become one of the most famous London foods. It is best served hot and is eaten as a main course – but you can find it as a take-away snack from food stalls around London.

The English Breakfast is one of the best London foods, and many cafes and pubs serve it at any time of the day.

The city has numerous eateries, restaurants and pubs that you find in every corner serving multiple cuisines from Mexican tortillas, Italian pastas, Indian kebabs, Chinese dishes to tasty Japanese sushi. Almost every street in the city has cafes and pubs that exuberates anyone and everyone.  

Acceptance

 

London welcomes everyone and represents the cosmopolitan world, you will definitely find it as an extremely amazing place to live and add value to your lifestyle. Amazingly, the ‘Big Smoke’ is home to more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages.

The society of London is a multicultural society and the people are welcoming of every culture and creed.

The level of politeness among British people may surprise you at first as it’s certainly more prevalent than in some other countries. Don’t worry though because it’s easy to get used to; just say ‘thank you’ when someone has given you something or moved out of the way for you, ‘please’ when asking for something and ‘sorry’ should you bump into someone or inconvenience them slightly.