Human Resources

Human Resources support managers and staff in providing services to patients. It achieves this by advising on performance management, staff development and helping plan for and recruit staff.

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Human Resources Department
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Kayll Road

The HR Department is available Monday–Friday 0830–1700 and is located in Trust Headquarters, which is the building adjacent to Chester Road.

To request a reference for an employee or former employee please email:

Education Centre

The Education Centre is a multi-professional development centre which enables a wide range of learning activities to take place for all staff associated with City Hospitals. One of CHS' aims is to be "committed to education, development and research"; the Education Centre is seen as a major part of achieving this.

0191 5656256 Ext 42211

The Education Centre is open Monday - Thursday 08.00 - 18.00 and Friday 08.00-17.00

Electronic Staff Record

The Trust utilises the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Personnel and Payroll System which is administered by the HR department. The personal, employment, training and pay records of all staff are maintained through this system, with management reports being provided from the system on issues such as workforce profile, absence, labour turnover and census information.

0191 5656256 extension 42152 or 42759

The Electronic Staff Record Team is available Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Library Services

The Trust library service provides information to all Trust staff on clinical and non-clinical subjects and supports students on placement across a broad range of healthcare related training. The library does not have patient information.

0191 5656256 extension 42430

The Library is open Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00

Occupational Health

The Trust's Occupational Health service ensures that individuals are fit to perform their work effectively and without a risk to their own or other people's health and safety.

0191 5656256 extension 49029

The Occupational Health Service is available Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:30. The Occupational Health Service is accessed

from the Chester Road and is located directly to the left of the entrance

behind the Fitness Centre.

Workforce Development

The Trust produces a Workforce Plan, which profiles its workforce as well as highlighting how its workforce will develop in line with its service plans. It also works with other agencies to consider workforce needs of the wider NHS community within the city and the communities that the Trust serves.

Workforce information is key to this and a range of reports is provided from the Electronic Staff Record system (ESR) which allows the Trust to consider future workforce changes as well as breakdown the current workforce by key characteristics.

The Trust also undertakes work to encourage future workers to access jobs and careers within the Trust including planned work experience programmes with schools and colleges. It also works with other agencies in the city to equip external candidates with appropriate skills for entry level posts, and works with unemployed people to provide experience and development to help make people job ready for roles within the Trust.

Workforce Development & Education Manager 0191 5656256 extension 42060

Workforce Development & Information Manager 0191 5656256 extension 42127

Work Experience Project Manager 0191 5656256 extension 42189

The Workforce Development Team is available Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 9HP

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