A Trust with a big future
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust was created in Autumn 2013. Our team takes great pride in our place at the heart of the community – the whole workforce is focussed on delivering high-quality services for local people.
The Trust’s leadership is committed to building a strong, sustainable and well-governed organisation, providing the basis for becoming a successful Foundation Trust in the future.
Our vision is to truly unite services and staff in Lewisham and Greenwich to build on what we do well in both boroughs. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping our new culture and ensuring the new Trust makes the best possible start.
Our employees put patients at the heart of everything they do – there is a genuine commitment to providing the best services we can for the local population. This is reflected in the positive feedback we receive from patients, and by the number of Trust staff who have received ‘NHS Heroes’ awards.
You’ll find a real sense of togetherness and positivity across our workforce – we’re listening and involving all our staff to improve services and make our Trust a great place to work.
There’s lots going on socially too, including the Trust Choir, who finished as runners-up in the first BBC2 series of ‘Sing While Your Work’ with Gareth Malone.
Facilities and resources
There has been substantial investment in new and improved facilities at both hospitals over the last two years. In May 2013, a new Children’s Cancer Ward was opened at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is a modern hospital only built in 2001.
In 2012, a £12 million refurbishment project was completed at Lewisham Hospital to improve the environment patients are treated in.
Location and travel
Our two hospitals and 13 community sites are well served by public transport. Trains from London Bridge take 15-20 mins while Kent’s towns, villages and countryside are also within easy reach.
There are lots of local bus services too. Click to learn more about transport options. Both hospitals have plenty of shops and other amenities in the vicinity, but without the crowdedness of some London hospital locations.
Health and Wellbeing
In a community-focused Trust like ours, we’re big on the health and wellbeing of our own staff. The Trust promotes a range of initiatives including regular health and wellbeing days. We also provide a number of services for our people including physiotherapy and confidential counselling.
In addition, we support flexible working which is a much valued way for staff to enjoy the right work-life balance.
Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)
The Trust has been recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its commitment and support for those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.