NHS teams main­tain their gold stan­dard

19th award of the year

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunting

Staff from NHS La­nark­shire’s West of Scot­land Laun­dry (WoSL), ho­tel and main­te­nance ser­vices have struck gold once again.

The hard-work­ing teams won an­other Royal So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Ac­ci­dents (RoSPA) award in recog­ni­tion of the work they do to pro­mote health and safety.

The gold cat­e­gory prize means the de­part­ments have now col­lec­tively won 19 awards – all re­tain­ing cel­e­brated gold sta­tus – this year.

Col­lec­tively, the de­part­ments em­ploy nearly 1000 staff, de­liv­er­ing laun­dry and linen ser­vices to NHS La­nark­shire and other health boards and do­mes­tic, cater­ing, por­ter­ing, trans­port, switch­board, help desk, main­te­nance and grounds ser­vices across the re­gion.

Ali­son Jamieson, deputy head of linen ser­vices, said: “We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted that our com­mit­ment to health and safety has been recog­nised by RoSPA yet again.

“Work­ing to­gether with our col­leagues in Salus, we thrive on setting and achiev­ing high stan­dards and are com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing the health and well­be­ing of all our em­ploy­ees. The WoSL staff are ex­tremely proud of this achieve­ment”.

June Le­vick, head of ho­tel ser­vices, added: “Con­tin­u­ing to achieve this level of recog­ni­tion is due to the hard work and com­mit­ment our staff de­liver ev­ery day and the great sup­port of Salus and part­ner­ship in all that we do to pro­mote safety in the work­place.”

The gold award marks “a very high level of per­for­mance, demon­strat­ing well-devel­oped oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety man­age­ment sys­tems and cul­ture, out­stand­ing con­trol of risk and very low lev­els of er­ror, harm and loss”.

In great health NHS La­nark­shire’s teams cel­e­brate with their RoSPA gold award hon­our

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