Facilities Management Training and Quality Team named BICSc Awards finalists


Facilities Management Training and Quality Team named BICSc Awards finalistsThe Western Trust Facilities Management Training and Quality Team are celebrating being named finalists in this year’s BICSc (The British Institute of Cleaning Science) 2019 held on 26 September 2019 at Whittlebury Hall & Spa, Whittlebury, Towcester. 
The Support Service Team Excellence in Training and Assessment (UK) award is to recognise an organisation within the healthcare sector who use BICSc training to support excellence in cleaning standards and qualifications. The Team must also demonstrate ongoing improvement through both the number of certificates generated along with a formal application demonstrating good practice outcomes delivered in the previous 12 months.
Maria Cunningham, Training and Quality Manager for the Western Trust said: “The Western Trust is proud to be an accredited BICSc Training Centre delivering excellent training to our support services staff since 2011.  We are delighted to have been shortlisted to one of four finalists which recognises our ongoing commitment to reaching the highest standard of cleanliness in our hospitals and healthcare facilities across the Western Trust area.
“I would like to express my gratitude to my colleagues in the Training and Quality Team who in partnership with support services team leaders and supervisors work closely to deliver the training and assessments.  The BICSc training helps to ensure that our cleaning service in Health and Social Care is delivered to the standard expected by patients, clients, staff and visitors and enables support services staff in all areas of the Trust to demonstrate and gain recognition for vital skills which make up professional cleaning. The Training also highlights the importance of ensuring that we continue to reduce the risk of health care associated infections.”
Maria added: “Nearly 600 support services assistants, housekeeping supervisors and team leaders have completed BICSc training which equates to 94% of our housekeeping cleaning staff.  The training has also been delivered to non-support staff nursing assistants within the Theatre, Endoscopy and Day Procedure across the Western Trust area.”