Queensway Carleton Hospital
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Coworkers are very helpful when I was new. They're ready to answer my questions. I was confused at first because they train to a lot of areas. If you're working part-time it would be hard to get used to all areas as updates are always happening.
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What is the best part of working at the company?Location and availability of parking What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lack of support from peers and managers What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic!! Nurse against nurse. No camaraderie What is a typical day like for you at the company?Stressful, I did not get the training I needed to succeed
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Based on 25 survey responses
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

Better for seasoned nurses

As much as I loved the unit I worked on, I did not feel like they had much support available for new RNs. I struggled with learning some tasks and felt like when this was brought up, my struggles were cast aside by the management of the unit and I was told I'd get more confident as time went on.I decided to leave after about a year here for TOH as they are much larger and a well-known teaching hospital. My experience as a new RN has been much better, but I think it would be nice to return to QCH once I gain more experience! QCH has a great community feel to it, but I think they lack the resources that larger hospitals can provide.


Good staff ratios majority of the time, community-feeling due to smaller size


lack of resources and support for new RNs, "sink or swim" attitude
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Fun and rewarding workplace

Co-workers for the most part team players. Wages were excellent-truly enjoyed my time there. Days were structured by task. I learned a lot there. Management seemed okay-I never had any issues. Hardest part of the job-co-workers who dogged it. Best part of the job was satisfaction of doing a good job and helping patients.
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Often short staffed, long wait times, admitted patients in ER taking up beds for emergent patients. Little managerial support

Often short staffed, long wait times, admitted patients in ER taking up beds for emergent patients. Little managerial support. Rapid exodus of senior nurses, and hiring of new grads with little experience, makes a dangerous situation on the daily. Due to short staff levels, break coverage is often not available. High levels of paramedics and patients on offload delay.
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People who work there are nice, but the work is hard and never stops

If we weren't constantly short staffed it would be a lot better. There needs to be more funding to allow to hire more and create more full time positions.
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Nursing through the pandemic has been very stressful. A lot of senior staff left but QCH still follows CNO/RNAO recommendations for staffing ratios which is unfair and often unsafe, leaving nurses to feel inadequate and risk their nursing license. That being said, the management has been very supportive to newer staff and provide patient care aids and extra nurses to share the workload. Overall, happy with the culture, support and opportunities.


Culture, support, attrition


Long hours, overtime, tiny parking spots (lots of scrapes)
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Busy work environment, fun co-workers

I love my job, most co-workers are very helpful but there is some backstabbing to watch out for. The atmosphere could be better without crooked management. You have to take the good aspects with the bad, location is perfect & close to home, rate of pay is well above the average.Wish I could get more hours
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Excellent workplace

Working with the screening team was fast pace, fun, and a supportive environment. Great management that was very helpful and attentive to the needs of the team
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Perfect work place

The perfect work place, happy 8 hours working with awesome people very nice management enjoyed everyday every hour with every work order.Very thankful
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Good Experience

I won't go into the details and bad experience I went through. But all I know is I would not recommend anyone working there. For a hospital setting, they lack compassion .
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Registered Nurse

I loved this place to work. I was there almost twenty years and don’t have a complaint. The staff was great, the docs were great, pretty much most people were great. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat.


Strong team work, good team spirit


Hours, 12 hour shifts
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A typical day at QCH was doing many administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, taking minutes of the meeting. The workplace culture was purely professional.
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fast paced ER

Staff great to work with from the ward aids,clerical staff to physicians. Good management. Constantly learning every day, never a dull moment. love the computer charting.
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Productive and collaborative workplace

Collaborative and striving to improve patient safety through innovative initiatives such as implementing large volume smart infusion pumps, preparing for CPOE and automated dispensing cabinets.
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Fun and respectful place to work

A great work environment with co workers who actually love their jobs I would work there again in a heartbeat! Great pay, Clean environment. My favourite place to work!
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Its typical, you learn what they need you to do. Management is the same as everywhere else. It's not hard as long as you do what you're supposed to do.
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Diamond in the rough

The first thing you notice about QCH is the culture. The people are phenomenal, and it shows from top to bottom there. People genuinely care about you and your work.
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Great place to learn

I spent a month in the ALC unit at the QCH as my first nursing placement and felt it was a good learning environment. The hospital was being renovated and has some great new facilities. It's a great care agency.
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Good for patients Not for staff

Sadly staff are taken for granted not recognized for their hard work and commitment. No succession planning. Management is not supportive of staff hiring practices are questionable and people are leaving the organization
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Loved it, just cant do the 12 hr rotation nights and days. Very short turn around.

Worked here for 6 yrs + totally stable career. Only problem was 12 hr rotation nights days weekends. Remember to keep work and personal life separate from eachother.
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Based on 72 reviews

Ratings by category

3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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