As the care sector, the NHS and society as a whole, battles against COVID-19; health and safety has never been higher on the agenda. Barchester Healthcare are proud to have been honoured by a prestigious award for their contribution to occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector. The award comes, for the second consecutive year from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the Healthcare Services Sector Award in 2020.
The expertise embedded and recognised by RoSPA has meant that Barchester teams have been brilliant in implementing infection control procedures, during a period of time when it has been needed most. Barchester Healthcare continue to demonstrate a consistently excellent and continuously improving performance for ‘Best in sector’ and are the only care provider to hold the prestigious Healthcare Services Industry Sector award from RoSPA.
Barchester Healthcare previously won two RoSPA ‘Gold’ awards, ‘Commended’ and ‘Highly Commended’ and then Winner 2019 for the whole care sector. The Health and Safety team at Barchester entered into the competitive ‘Healthcare Provider’ category again in 2020, the business proudly took home the highly coveted ‘Healthcare Services Award as a ‘Winner’ of the major National Sector Award for a second time.
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Paul Mason, Director of Health and Safety at Barchester said: “We are delighted to have received such a prestigious award, in recognition for maintaining the highest level of health and safety management throughout Barchester homes and hospitals. Winning this is testimony to the commitment shown by all staff employed by the group and the importance and focus placed on health and safety by Barchester’s Executive management team.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.
Dr Pete Calveley, CEO at Barchester Healthcare said: “The safety of our residents, patients and staff is always our first consideration and so we are especially proud that our work in this area is recognised by RoSPA. I hope this provides some reassurance to our residents and their loved ones on how important we know this is, and how seriously we take it, particularly in these very uncertain times.