Now and then I come across a story of staff going the extra mile, whether it’s for their patients and colleagues or achieving personal and work milestones. This week I’d like to recognise the 190 cleaners who have embarked on a Level 3 National Certificate in Cleaning and Caretaking. This is the first, and largest intake of cleaners to undertake the course, not only locally but nationally. I’m delighted to report that 55 cleaners have now graduated with many more to follow.
The course re-enforces the core skills our cleaners demonstrate every day and highlights areas where they can improve. People come away seeing the value in what they do and the important role they play in patient care – in particular, infection control. For some this is the first time they have had the opportunity to do something, just for them, that will improve the way they work. It’s been quite motivating and a big confidence boost for many people.
“The course has been great – it’s brought the team together.”
“The training has re-enforced the job I do, and how I make a difference.”
“It’s so good – we have a qualification now!”
With such a large number of cleaners taking part, it wouldn’t have been possible without the support from GM Facilities Greg Simpson and the Non Clinical Support Managers and Team Leaders.
Congratulations to all of the participants
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