The State Hospital

nhs scotland

Human Resources Directorate

Achieving excellence through people 


Welcome to the Human Resources and Learning and Development team page for The State Hospital. 

The Human Resources Team provides professional and specialist HR advice to managers and staff relating to a range of Human Resources issues to ensure fairness and consistency of employment practice and to minimise the risk to The State Hospital by the correct application of terms and conditions of employment, HR policies / procedures and employment legislation.

The Learning and Development Team operates as a central learning hub and offers a range of opportunities to facilitate access to learning, develop our workforce and assist individuals in achieving their potential. Our purpose is to provide training and education, for patients and for staff, to support personal and professional development and to equip staff with the knowledge and skills they require to deliver safe, effective, person-centred care.

The Organisational Development Manager supports the organisation to improve overall effectiveness through the application of behavioural science to organisational and system issues to align strategy and capability.

HR Connect should be your first port of call for accessing HR information. If you need further support, please contact a member of the team. The contact details are as follows:


                                                                              Meet the HR Team 

 TSH Org Chart 2022

Please see the intranet page for our contact details.


Human Resources Team Information

Enquiries will be received from 9.30am to 4pm (Monday to Friday).

There are three well established mailboxes. You will receive a response within two working days: – Please send all general HR enquiries to this mailbox e.g. Parental Leave, Special Leave etc. – Please send all correspondence relating to sickness absence to this mailbox e.g. fit notes (original should also be sent to HR), Return to Work Interviews, Stage Letters. – Please send all correspondence relating to recruitment to this mailbox.


Learning and Development Team Information

The Learning Centre is staffed between 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, and from 8.30am to 4.00pm on a Friday. The Centre, however, is available for use 24 hours a day and outwith the standard opening hours you can gain entry using your hospital security key (silver key).

To see the Learning Centre’s catalogue of resources, double click on the Learning Centre icon on any PC. This icon can be found on the desktop of all Hospital PCs. You will then be able to search the books, journal articles, offprints, CDs, videos and guidelines which you can also access by visiting the Learning Centre in person.