Description of Department/Service

The role of the Human Resource Directorate is to support our greatest resource, the management and staff of TUH of just under 3,000 people.  It is also our role to ensure they have the necessary support to deliver for our patients and grow as employees while working here.  The HR Directorate comprises of three sections as outlined below:

  • HR Operations, including HR Business Partners, Recruitment, HR Business Services
  • HR Medical Division
  • The Centre for Learning & Development


The Department is staffed by skilled experienced professionals and through effective policies and procedures promotes a working environment that is conducive to good employee relations and encourages personal and organisational development. We are constantly refining and developing our services to meet the needs of a dynamic environment, including rapid change arising from new services, legislation and developing technology.

In November 2020, the HR Dept published a HR Strategy designed to support the Hospital's Corporate Strategy. The HR Strategy supports the three key principles of Attracting, Developing and Retaining an engaged, efficient and patient centred work force. This Hospital is no stranger to challenging times and as we have demonstrated in the past we are open to and adaptable to change. 

Due to the calibre and commitment of our staff we are working together to continue to provide the best possible care to the patients and indeed to one another. This strategy takes into account the challenges COVID-19 has presented to us, both now and into the next few years, and how we will support both managers and staff in different ways of working. At the centre of the objectives outlined in the strategy is that we value our staff and their well-being, as we recognise our vision of “People Caring for People to Live Better Lives”. A copy of the strategy can be viewed via this link