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Health, Wellbeing and Benefits at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

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We offer a range of services including Occupational Health, Counselling, a Chaplaincy service and mental health and wellbeing support via the Employee Assistance Programme, Vivup. Along with providing a confidential 24/7 helpline for any employee in need of mental health support, the programme also offers lifestyle savings including discounted gift cards and retail discount codes.

We are pleased to offer the use of the Trust Beach Hut which is available for staff to hire - free of charge! The beach hut is equipped with all you need for a relaxing day, enjoying the sunshine on Southsea seafront. We also participate in the Cycle2Work scheme.

The Oasis Centre

The Oasis Wellness Centre is an onsite facility compromising of a gym, indoor heated swimming pool and a series of health and treatment services and is available to all staff for £20 per month.

The facility also offers one on one sessions with a Personal Trainer, which are bookable in advance, as well as fitness classes.

You can learn more about membership costs and benefits by visiting our Oasis Wellness Centre website

For more information about our Staff Benefits, please click to download our Staff Benefits Brochure.

Annual Leave

Our annual leave year runs from the 1st of April to the 31st of March.

In addition to public holidays, new colleagues will receive up to 27 days of annual leave, rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service, and 33 days after 10 years.

For employees working part-time or shifts, annual leave and public holiday entitlements are calculated and taken in hours and on a pro-rata basis for part-time employees. The number of Bank Holidays may vary in a leave year depending on when Easter falls.

Flexible Working and Family Benefits

We understand that a career is about more than just the time you spend at work and so we aim to provide a flexible and supportive environment for our staff.

We offer generous maternity, paternity, shared parental, partner, and adoption leave and entitlements. We have a wide range of policies to support our colleagues work-life balance. We support flexible working patterns including options to work flexi-time, part time hours and job share.

Tops Day Nursery is based at Queen Alexandra Hospital and caters for children from 3 months old until they are ready for school.  The nursery offers staff discount and staff can opt into a salary sacrifice scheme for the payment of fees.

Tops Day Nurseries: Portsmouth Nursery - Early Education and Care in Cosham



Our main hospital site, QA Hospital, is only a few miles away from Southsea seafront. With great public transport links, you could be on the beach or grabbing yourself a bargain at Gunwharf Quays designer outlets in no time at all! Or why not take in some history by visiting the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or Charles Dickens birthplace. With some fantastic eateries, music, and theatre venues Portsmouth has something for everyone.

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