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A HOSPITAL trust has received strong support from its staff in a national survey.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust was backed in the top 20 per cent of acute trusts across the country in the national NHS staff survey, which was published yesterday.

The trust received positive responses from staff in more than half of the 32 key findings in the report, including its quality of appraisals, equal opportunities for career progression and communication between senior management and staff.

Tim Powell, chief executive of the trust said: ‘I am delighted that despite a very challenging year for our hospital, the continuous effort and energy that we place in staff engagement is reflected in these results.

‘Knowing how our staff feel and responding to any concerns they have is an essential ingredient to developing a culture where everyone goes the extra mile to make a real difference in delivering safe and effective care to patients.

‘It is a further demonstration of how professional and committed the teams who work in this hospital are, and how proud my board is of each and every one of them.

‘We will continue to make this a great place to work and a great place for patients to receive care.’