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Gold for Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Forth Valley Royal Hospital has become the first hospital to achieve a gold National Award of Environmental Excellence®.

The accolade recognises the continued commitment of NHS Forth Valley staff and Serco staff, who provide facilities management support services at the hospital, in improving environmental management and making its environment safe, clean and welcoming for patients, staff and visitors.

In particular, the award highlights the modern hospital’s achievements in delivering excellence in environmental quality at its facilities and its ongoing commitment to engaging the community and patients - from development of an arts programme in the hospital and working with local schools, to effectively clearing outdoor areas of litter and very well managed waste management practices.

Jonathan Procter, Director of Facilities & Infrastructure, NHS Forth Valley said: “We are delighted that Forth Valley Royal Hospital is the first hospital in Scotland to achieve gold in this national award. Our staff are passionate about maintaining high standards so they can provide a clean and caring environment for patients, visitors and staff. It’s brilliant to see that their hard work being recognised with this prestigious award.”

Tony McLaughlin, Serco Contract Director, said: “Whilst the provision of first class Facilities Management services is core to what we do at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Serco’s goal is to ensure that our contribution reaches beyond the boundaries of the hospital and positively impacts on the wider community we serve and are proud to be part of.  This accolade speaks volumes not only about the hard work and commitment of every member of the Forth Valley Royal Hospital team, but also once again highlights the benefits of true partnerships.”

Pete Leonard, our Operations Director, said: “Keep Scotland Beautiful is working closely with businesses and organisations across Scotland, helping them to take direct action to address local environmental impact. The Environmental Excellence Awards provide an exciting opportunity to assess and recognise their efforts.

“We are delighted with the achievements of Forth Valley Royal Hospital and commend their commitment to areas where they can continue to make improvements. As the first hospital in Scotland to achieve Gold level, we look forward to helping others in the sector meet such high standards.”

Throughout Scotland, we have audited over 130 business locations, from shopping centres, leisure and cultural trusts to train stations and ports, for a National Award for Environmental Excellence®. The award is an environmental business standard – there to help business improvement and is a benchmark for corporate environmental performance. All entrants are assessed by our Local Environmental Quality team and can be awarded bronze, silver or gold level. Find out more about the National Award for Environmental Excellence®.

28 August 2018

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