18 May 2014

Record staff bonus payments at Newcross Healthcare Solutions

Newcross Healthcare Solutions has paid a record half a million pounds in bonus to its employees in the last 12 months in recognition of the 42% growth the company achieved this year. The company specialises in providing top- quality healthcare staff and a range of care at home services for public, private and individual clients. The company started in Torquay 18 years ago and has now expanded to become a nationwide employer with over 30 UK branches and has further rapid expansion plans.

In addition to the record- breaking bonus payments its employees enjoy, Newcross CEO, Stephen Pattrick has announced further new benefits for the company’s 3,500 employees;

  • Living wage commitment-the company has committed to paying the living wage for all staff, excluding those on the company’s growing apprentice scheme. The Living wage is based on the amount a person needs to earn to cover the cost of living. The living wage is an informal benchmark not a legally enforceable minimum level of pay, and this step highlights the company’s commitment to fairness and investing in its staff
  • Permanent contracts- Newcross is offering permanent contracts for Nursing and Home Care Assistant contracts for the first time. The new contracts offer staff the reassurance of permanent employment status and the guarantee that work will be available, 36 hours a week, averaged over a three month period
  • Better credits scheme-the company has also completely revised its credits scheme so that training credits last a year and uniform credits have also been introduced with immediate effect
  • Wider use of childcare benefits- Newcross is currently working in partnership with providers to ensure its employees get greater access to tax- free benefits to support childcare needs.

CEO Stephen Pattrick said: “There has never been a better time to come and join the Newcross team! Our philosophy is only to employ the best staff which in turn to allows us to be the best in the market, consistently delivering a higher standard of care to our clients."

“Achieving 42% growth has been a real team effort. Our employees have the benefit of working for a company whose commitment is to excellence but recognises and rewards its staff extremely well for achieving those exacting standards.”

If you are interested in the new permanent contracts or any of the roles the company offers please visit www.newcrosshealthcare.com or ring 0800 252 881 or 01803 867 800 or visit our social media pages facebook.com/newcrosshealthcare and twitter.com/newcrosshealth.

About Newcross Healthcare Solutions

Newcross Healthcare Solutions is one of the UK’s most successful providers of staffing solutions to the healthcare and homecare sectors. The privately owned business employs nurses, healthcare assistants, home carers and support workers. The company was founded in 1996 in Torquay, with the single aim of providing the highest possible quality of care through well trained and reliable healthcare professionals.

With 30 branches throughout the UK, and more planned to open in the near future, Newcross now employs over 3,500 permanent members of staff. Newcross supports a wide range of clients in the public, private and third sectors with their staffing needs from temporary ad- hoc requirements to permanent, full time teams of specialist staff. The business has evolved at a rapid pace in its 18- year history, but always with the aim of providing a better experience and outcome for both employees and clients. Recent developments include a mobile care assessment app for use by a clinical assessor when creating a personalised care plan for a client in their own home, and free iOS and Android apps for staff to manage their working life with Newcross whenever they choose.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: The Marketing and Communications Team, communications@newcrosshealthcare.com. Tel 01803 867 800 and press 3 for marketing.