Barchester Healthcare’s CEO, Dr Pete Calveley, has been named Influencer of the Year 2021 by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Dr Calveley was honoured for his exemplary leadership during one of the worst years the health and social care sector has ever faced.
Dr Calveley said: “The health and safety of our residents and staff is paramount at Barchester, and our staff work tirelessly to achieve the best hygiene and infection control standards possible. I am delighted to accept these awards on behalf of all the brilliant people who make up Barchester and who have gone above and beyond to deliver the most excellent care, in the most difficult of circumstances over the past 16 months.”
The CEO was recognised for his using his expertise to calmly and considerately lead Barchester Healthcare through the pandemic with resident safety always at the forefront of his decision making. He has also been a leading campaigner in making COVID vaccination mandatory for care workers.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.
“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations and individuals that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world.”