Barchester Healthcare has been named RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Healthcare Sector Winner for the fourth time in five years.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards - the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK - recognises world-leaders in health and safety practice. The awards have been running for 67 years and receive some 2,000 entries each year from around 50 countries. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Barchester Healthcare CEO Dr Pete Calveley said: “At Barchester, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our residents, patients and staff, all our teams work tirelessly to achieve the best hygiene and infection control standards possible. I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of all the brilliant people who make up Barchester and who go above and beyond every single day to deliver the best possible care.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, commented: “We are thrilled that Barchester Healthcare has won another RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees and residents safe from accidental harm and injury. The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.”