Why Choose CUH?
Cambridge University Hospitals – CUH is one of the largest and best known trusts in the country. As the local hospital for our community we deliver care through Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.
We are a leading national centre for specialist treatment, a government-designated comprehensive biomedical research centre, one of only six academic health science centres in the UK and a university teaching hospital with a worldwide reputation.
- the local hospital for our community, providing emergency, medical and surgical care through its hospitals – Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie
- a major trauma centre and a leading national centre for specialist treatment in organ transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics
- the teaching hospital for the University of Cambridge
- part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – as Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
- one of six academic health science centres as a member of Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP)
- a partner in the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC)
What we do
Building on these different elements, CUH’s vision is to improve people’s quality of life through innovative and sustainable healthcare. Our strategy is focused on improving the quality, safety and experience of care for patients and our values – Together – Safe | Kind | Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way we work and behave.
We are at our best for patients and colleagues when we live these values, this is the heartbeat of the Trust.
Our shared values and behaviours were developed by our patients and staff. They are the foundation on which we build and deliver exceptional care. They apply at all times in our interactions with patients, with their families, with colleagues and our partners across the health system. All of us, whatever our role, are only here because of our patients, and it is our privilege to serve them. Every one of us is expected to think about, and to be aware of, what we are doing to live up to our shared values every day and to support each other to give our patients the best care possible based on these values. All three values carry equal weight.
Safe: I never walk past, I always speak up
Kind: I always take care of the people around me
Excellent: I’m always looking for a better way
Our values can be applied to the smallest and largest of tasks we do every day; each matters and make a difference to the people we help.
What our staff say:
Every year, employees at CUH take part in both external and internal staff surveys.
The Staff Surveys are one of the best ways to share feedback about your experience as a staff member at CUH. Senior managers with CUH and the wider NHS use results from this survey to inform strategies on how to improve care for patients and working conditions for staff. There are 2 types of surveys that staff are asked to participate in:
- The Family and Friends Test survey – this is our local survey, data from this is used to create local action plans.
- The National Staff Survey – this survey is received by NHS staff around the country, data from this is used to benchmark the Trust against other NHS hospitals, as well as being used for local action plans.
Staff recommendation of CUH as a place to work or receive treatment is above average when compared to all acute trusts
- 71% of staff would recommend CUH as a place to work
- 84% of staff would recommend the organisation if a friend or relative needed treatment
Here some of our latest results that also scored above average:
- 71% of staff said that my immediate manager takes a positive interest in my health and well- being
- 72% of staff responded positively to: The support I get from my immediate manager
- 82% of staff responded positively to: The support I get form my work colleagues
(Results from Q3 National staff survey 2018)