Witney housekeeping and porters team win Exceptional People Award

The Witney Community Hospital Housekeeping/Porters Team wins February’s Exceptional People Team Award – going above and beyond to maintain cleanliness and safety on the front line.

Witney housekeeping and porters team win Exceptional People Award

A brilliant team of housekeepers and porters has won the February Exceptional People Team Awards for their faultless work keeping Witney Community Hospital spotless and clean, keeping patients safe.

Witney’s housekeeping and porters team is like a “well-oiled machine”, expertly reducing the risk of infection and ensuring protocols and procedures are followed at all time to keep the hospital safe for patients, visitors and staff. The hospital is required to be a clean safe space for everyone and the team must complete tasks which can be challenging and hard work such as using spillage kits when needed.

They work seamlessly across the site, backfilling one another sometimes being Porters, Housekeepers and catering staff.

They are rightly proud of their work and the important job they do exceptionally well, contributing to the overall patient experience and the care provided.

The nomination

The team were nominated by Ward Sister and Manager for Linfoot Ward at Witney Community Hospital Christine Lucas. Christine applauded the team for their dedication to support the wards and other areas within Witney Community Hospital. Expressing both patients and their relatives regularly compliment the team on how clean the hospital is.

Christine said: “It is difficult to put into words how brilliant the team all are without exception, led by Donna and Kristina.

“They support, plan and execute the workload with their team like a well-oiled machine, stepping in without question when needed.

“As a Ward Sister, I am in awe of all the things they have do daily for us without complaint. I would absolutely hate someone trying to walk over my wet floor. They never complain when we move the ward around or ask them to clean a room or bay at short notice.

“We are aware it is their job, but we see first-hand every day how hard they work. Often short staffed, covering a large community hospital, they do it without complaint. They are a proud team and so deserve to be recognised for the contribution they make to our hospital and Trust.

“We could not manage without them or the support they give us and the patients we all care for each day. We believe they are deserving of this recognition, and we are very proud to work alongside such a tremendous team.”

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Published: 18 March 2024