Hat-trick of awards for health and safety team

The health and safety team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has won a hat-trick of awards recognising excellence in preventing harm to staff and public.

The hospital team has just won a Best Business Award for Best Health and Safety. The award win follows success in the RoSPA Healthcare Sector Award and the RoSPA QSA Diamond Award earlier this month.

The team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Award for the third year running.

Lead Health and Safety Advisor Lynne Ainge said: “The whole Health and Safety team has worked hard to keep the health and safety standards up across the trust and ensure that the correct advice and training is offered to managers and staff. We are really proud to have received these awards. We have now won the RoSPA healthcare sector award for the third consecutive year which is a reflection of the ongoing positive changes in health and safety management throughout our hospitals.”

Commenting on the Best Health and Safety Award (Public Sector), Andrew Areoff, Chairman of the Judges, said: “The NNUH has been operating a robust health and safety policy at its hospitals and outpatient departments for some time, with significant beneficial outcomes for staff, patients and visitors. One of the most noticeable differences is an incident rate that is almost half the average across the health service. The commendable procedures the NNUH has in place with regard to risk assessment and health and safety are second to none, and in particular the trust’s multidisciplinary approach is to be commended for excellence.”

Wednesday 25th of May 2011 12:00:28 PM