ST HELENS AND KNOWSLEY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in 1991 and provides comprehensive healthcare services to the communities of St Helens, Knowsley, parts of Halton and Liverpool, extending to the whole of Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. The hospitals under the Trust are:
• St. Helen's Hospital
• Whiston Hospital
• Newton Community Hospital
• St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre
The Trust was also rated Outstanding for Caring, Well-led, and Overall and Good for Safe, Effective, Responsive and Use of Resourced by the Care Quality Commission, UK.
KNOW THE LOCATION
St Helens is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in northwest England, with a population of 1.38 million. It is surrounded by metropolitan areas centered on both banks of the lower reaches of the river Mersey Estuary. St Helens also comprises five metropolitan boroughs:
The city of Liverpool
St Helens, which was formed in April 1974, takes its name from the River Mersey and sits within the historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.
There are around 20 primary schools including, the Centre for Research in Primary Science & Technology - a major national & international centre for research in Primary Science. And approximately 30 schools for secondary education. St Helens also has nine colleges and two major universities, which are the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moors University.
The transportation facilities in St Helens ensure that most places are covered by public transport, including hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, areas of employment, shopping centres, leisure spots, etc. through road, rail, ferries and tunnels.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ST HELENS AND KNOWSLEY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST?
• The only acute Trust in the country to have performed above the national average in every indicator for the quality of services and care in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment (2010)
• Career development
• Annual leave: 27 days upon commencement to the NHS, then raising to 33 days after ten years of service.
• NHS Pension scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Maternity/ Paternity leave
• Opportunities for learning and development