Barchester Healthcare are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Healthcare Services Industry Sector award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for their contribution to occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector.
Entrants demonstrated a consistently excellent and continuously improving performance to become a finalist in the category. Each finalist then provided evidence of a particular initiative or innovative approach which would justify their selection as "best in sector".
This year, Barchester presented their A-Z of Health and Safety guide; a quick-to-find reference guide enabling staff and managers within the care homes and hospitals to find answers to most common safety issues, which was received with highly positive feedback. Barchester’s Health and Safety team also evidenced their workshops and engagement with their Health and Safety Champions.
The business proudly took home the highly coveted ‘Healthcare Services Award’ as a ‘Winner’ of the major National Sector Award, and competed against various international healthcare organisations, including NHS services.
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.
Barchester have previously won Commended and Highly Commended, and are proud of their continuous improvement having been recognised as the stand-out winner of 2019.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year. The awards allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”
Paul Mason, Director of Health and Safety at Barchester said: “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.”
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. This outcome could not have been achieved without the support of our brilliant managers and staff, including our health and safety champions, and without the guidance of Paul Mason and his dedicated team Lisa Harris, Andy Hollingshead and Fiona Torrie. We’re very proud to be the safest care home provider in the sector.”
The award were presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Thursday 6th June 2019.