Survey reveals majority of OIC care workers feel “positive”

Orkney Health and Care chief officer Caroline Sinclair

A survey of OIC employees working in the care sector has revealed that most staff feel “positive” about their jobs, according to Orkney Health and Care chief officer Caroline Sinclair.

The survey was sent to all 770 care staff employed by the local authority asking for their views, after allegations of bullying in council-run care facilities were reported in The Orcadian earlier this year.

At the time, Ms Sinclair maintained the press coverage did not reflect the services she is responsible for.

Commenting on the survey this week, she said: “I think a really strong theme was that the vast majority of staff had a positive experience of their workplace.

“They were feeling well supported by their managers and by their colleagues and had a good work experience.

“There was, however, a number of people who were reporting experiencing something in the workplace — whether it be bullying, or harassment or discrimination — that we wouldn’t want to see happening.”

For the full story see the front page of this week’s edition of The Orcadian.

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