Complete 12 pages APA formatted article: Employee Relations at The Chipton National Health Service Hospital Trust Estates Department. Due to the recession, the government fiscal policy and the budget deficit are likely to cut the Trusts funds by 10 percent. The government policy has also provided for the emergence of other healthcare providers in the area. The expectations of the government are to see the Trust increase the number of patients that are seen, improve the service quality, effectiveness and efficiency.
In order to meet the required target with a constraint budget, the Trust has been forced to offer competitive tender which has led to the outsourcing of its services. The internal departments have been offered service contracts and in turn, it has translated into the providence of better value for money and the retaining of in house service.
The relationship between the workers of the Trust and the unions is quite fair and there are 2 regular monthly meetings between the management and the union. The government in the past has brought changes that have elicited a negative response from the staff. The aim of the organization is to offer good information to its staff regarding government policy changes.
There has been a gradual development of communication policies by the hospital management and this has led to the improvements of staff feedback through the staff attitude survey. The survey evaluates the medical staff confidence in the top management.
The support staffs presently work in groups of between 4 and 6 and this is dependent on their roles. there is a supervisor assigned for each of the groups. These groups are permanently assigned to the various departments within the hospital. .