Molly Ellis-Scafe, Deputy Manager at Portland House Hospital in Nottingham, has won Four Seasons Health Care’s nationwide internal Health and Safety Week competition for her suggestion of appointing a Health and Safety Champion at each of the company’s care homes and specialist hospitals.
A panel of judges carefully considered a shortlist of entries and felt that Molly’s idea of having a Health and Safety Champion would best complement and enhance Four Seasons Health Care’s existing support services. Whilst every care home and hospital is supported by a qualified Regional Health & Safety Advisor, who monitors risk management, the Health and Safety Champion would liaise with front line staff, residents and family members to coordinate general health and safety arrangements directly onsite.
The competition follows on from Four Seasons Health Care’s successful Health and Safety Week campaign that ran earlier this year, which was designed to promote existing arrangements and encourage new approaches to further develop effective risk management.
Commenting on Molly’s winning entry, Sue King, Head of Health and Safety, said: “We are committed to ensuring the best health and safety practice possible for all our staff, residents, patients and visitors at Four Seasons Health Care. We are delighted that Molly’s suggestion of having a Health and Safety Champion has won the competition, and believe that it will facilitate implementation of future health, safety and well-being initiatives.”
Four Seasons Health Care Chairman, Ian Smith, presented Molly with an award at the company’s new head office in Wilmslow on Monday 16th June.