The Covid-19 crisis has seen NHS teams all over the UK care for the health of the nation, the same NHS teams need millions of meals to ensure their care is maintained.
So, we are delighted to report on caterer to the NHS Sodexo, on being recognised for their work in providing nutrition and wellbeing and specifically in the safety of its provision.
Sodexo’s health and safety team at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised in the British Safety Council 2020 International Safety Awards.
The team has been crowned overall Sector Winner – Healthcare for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.
They were recognised for their work in reducing accidents, introducing innovation across the numerous sites and using data to improve processes.
This is the seventh year the team has been recognised in the International Safety Awards.
Catering for the NHS – Sodexo has worked at the site since 2004, serving 1.2m patients meals, answering 1m helpdesk calls and removing 3,000 tonnes of waste a year.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Sodexo: “The British Safety Council commends Sodexo’s Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust team their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.
“The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Realising it requires more than legislation; people committed to health and safety, and increasingly also to workplace wellbeing, make it a reality and inspire others to create workplaces that are a key force for good.”
Stuart Winters, CEO Healthcare, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “I’m immensely proud that we have been recognised for our vast efforts in improving the health and safety of our people, this is the key focus of my efforts and has meant even more to me during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our team work tirelessly to provide the best possible service to our clients and consumers with one crucial caveat, that safety comes first and foremost, and I am delighted that they have been recognised.”
Now in their 62nd year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year. The awards also recognise organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work.
Catering for the NHS – Safely – 13 June 2020