Laundry base cleans
up at RoSPA awards

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STAFF at NHS Lanarkshire’s West of Scotland Laundry have won a gold award – for the second year in a row.

The team, based in Netherton Industrial Estate, won the award in the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012.

It was given in recognition of their approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health.

The base processes over 230,000 items a week including sheets, pillowcases and barrier gowns for all hospitals and care centres within NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and the State Hospital.

Robert O’Hara, head of Linen Services, said: “We are absolutely delighted that our commitment to health and safety has been recognised by RoSPA. To win this award for the second time is a fantastic achievement.

“The management and staff are a dedicated and hard working team who provide a very important service for the day-to-day caring of patients in our hospitals.

“They have worked tirelessly to enhance health and safety procedures and training throughout the laundry and I am very proud of their achievement.

“We would also like to recognise our colleagues within the property and support services division and Salus Occupational Health and Safety for their continuous support which has been crucial to our success.”