NNUH Meets the Gold Standard for Health and Safety

For the second year running the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust has won a prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold award for health and safety.

The Norwich-based Trust was the only NHS acute hospital trust in the UK to win the coveted Gold Award this year and it is the second year the Trust has won the top award.  The hospital trust had to show continuing improvements in its health and safety management system. In addition they have a health and safety incidence rate that is below the national average for the healthcare sector.
The national figure is 620 reportable incidents for every 100,000 employees and the NNUH figure is 431 reportable incidents for every 100,000 employees.

Lynne Ainge, the Trust's health and safety advisor, said: “Over the past few years we have put a great deal of effort into further improving the management of health and safety in our hospitals. This award is a huge credit to the good work being done by many of our staff to ensure our hospitals are safe places to visit and to work in.”   

The RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards, sponsored by RMC, are not just about preventing workplace accidents; they are also about employers ensuring they have good health and safety management systems in place.

Media contact: Andrew Stronach or Hayley Gerrard in 01603 287200.

Wednesday 21st of April 2004 10:00:56 AM