Barchester scoops prestigious health and safety award

Barchester Healthcare is celebrating after receiving a prestigious health and safety award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Having previously won two RoSPA ‘Gold’ awards and being ‘Commended’ in the whole care sector, Barchester has this year received the Healthcare Services Award: Highly Commended.

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.

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“This outcome could not have been achieved without the support of our brilliant managers and staff, including our health and safety champions, and without the guidance of Paul Mason and his dedicated team Lisa Harris, Andy Hollingshead and Fiona Torrie.”

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.”

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