Staff to benefit from new PCs

Nicola Roberts and Maria Fletcher from the catering department making full use of the computers in the restaurant

STAFF at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are to benefit from new easy to access computers in The Restaurant.

Members of staff who do not often get the chance to work on a computer have been given the opportunity to access two PCs located in the Restaurant – thanks to funding from a partnership between the Trust and union, UNISON.

There are many roles within the hospital where some staff do not access a computer on a daily basis or have an area where they can do so.

Because of this, UNISON, alongside Associate Director Of Facilities, Nigel Fort, have funded two computers for staff to use who do not always have access to one during their day.

The idea was put into action to support staff mainly working in the facilities department, who can now easily access their emails, ESR and mandatory training.

UNISON learning representative, Jane Eyre, said: “We are always looking at new ways to improve the learning we offer to our staff learning throughout the Trust.

“It was identified through the Great Place To Work scheme that learning tools were needed to be put in place and this is one way in which staff are able to catch up on their administrative tasks and access certain systems.

“I’m very glad UNISON were able to support the funding. We are always open to suggestions to improve what we currently offer to our staff”.

The UNISON learning representatives have also been funded with laptops which are going to be used at Clifton Hospital and also across the community for staff to enhance their IT skills.

Nigel Fort, Associate Director of Facilities, supported the scheme for his staff in the facilities department.

He said: “We generally work in partnership with UNISON to fund learning initiatives and we were delighted to fund the instillation of the PCs.

“I am passionate about staff training and the access to PCs is one way in which we can do this.

“I am happy to support further training ideas and we want to make anything facilities can assist, possible.’’


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