THE Western Trust says it has recently delivered training to support staff of the Foyle Hospice.
This opportunity has provided the Hospice with accredited training for their cleaning staff for the first time.
The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) accredited cleaning training programme was delivered by Facilities Management Training and Quality Team and Support Services Supervisors to the housekeeping staff of the Foyle Hospice.
The BICSc training helps us to ensure that our cleaning services in Health and Social Care is delivered to the standards expected by the employers, Clients and the industry.
And it enables cleaners in all types of work to demonstrate and gain recognition for vital skills which makes up professional cleaning.
This training also contributes to ensuring the reduction of Healthcare associated infections.
Speaking at the presentation, Western Trust Director of Performance & Services Improvement Teresa Molloy said: “We welcome opportunities such as this to deliver value through close working with healthcare partners in the community.
“The training of support staff in these care settings is of great importance.”
Chief Executive of the Foyle Hospice, Donal Henderson thanking the Western Trust for their support said: “I am very proud of our staff who have successful undertaken this important training which highlights the importance of this role within our organisation.
“I also want to thank the Western Trust for facilitating the training and providing the opportunity to strengthen our partnership within the community.”