Prestigious safety award for NNUH

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust has won one of the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards for 2006.

The hospital has been Highly Commended in the healthcare category and the award will be presented at a special ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday May 10 during Safety & Health Expo 2006, the UK’s premier health and safety at work exhibition.

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2006 are sponsored by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupation Safety and Health), the leading health and safety professional examining body.

David Rawlins, RoSPA Awards Manager said; “The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust has demonstrated how seriously they take health and safety management and are a fine example to many other companies. We would like to see more organisations following their lead by providing a positive example”.

The award follows the recent news that the Trust 's high levels of patient safety were recognised under a rigorous national patient safety assessment. Under the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST), run by the NHS Litigation Authority, all departments are assessed by external inspectors on their patient safety focus.

The NNUH Trust has been awarded Level 2 accreditation after new and tougher assessments were brought in under CNST. This is a step up from the Level 1 accreditation that the Trust achieved two years ago.

Friday 31st of March 2006 12:00:10 PM