Welcome from Sir Andrew Cash OBE
Welcome to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will doubtless know the Trust as one of the UK’s largest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We employ 17,000 staff across our 5 hospitals and our community services and have a turnover over £1.1 billion. We are focussed on delivering the best clinical outcomes through patient centred services with a CQC rating of good across all five domains with many areas identified as outstanding.
I want to highlight three other aspects of the Trust which also define who we are. Firstly our vision, which captures the breadth and depth of our impact on patients: ‘To be recognised as the best provider of health, clinical research and education in the UK and a strong contributor to the aspiration of Sheffield to be a vibrant and healthy city region’.
Secondly, we are a values-led organisation; our PROUD values exist to support us in our work to improve health and well-being, to support people to keep well, to get better when they are ill and, when they cannot fully recover, to stay as well as they can to the end of their lives. As our mission statement puts it ‘we touch lives at times of basic human need, when our care and compassion are what matter most’. As the professional lead for our nursing, estates and hotel services workforce, yours is a critically important leadership role, fostering a culture which values continuing personal development and that empowers staff to achieve excellence in the delivery of patient care.
And finally, I feel it is important to highlight that we are an ambitious organisation that wants to be in the vanguard of new developments and at the forefront for innovation. We are a regional leader, we influence nationally and we have a strong reputation internationally. I would anticipate that you, as our Chief Nurse, would play a full role in influencing the nursing agenda regionally and nationally.
I hope that our ambition, our values and our vision inspire you to take a close look at us and to consider an application. Please contact Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson for an initial conversation on 0113 205 6283. If you do choose to apply, you should note that it is our intention that my successor as CEO will play a full part in the latter stages of the selection process, following the conclusion of that process in mid-June.
Sir Andrew Cash OBE