Leading care home operator Barchester Healthcare has celebrated its second consecutive Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the Healthcare Services Sector Award.
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.
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.”
A Barchester spokesperson commented: “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.”
Paul Mason, Director of Health and Safety at Barchester, added: “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.”