13 June 2023

Sheffield hospital facilities team honoured with national award

The Facilities Learning and Development Team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been awarded the People Development Award by the Health Estate and Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) for their dedication to people improvement.

This esteemed award, which was designed to recognise the hard work, excellence and achievements of NHS estates and facilities management across the UK, celebrates the team's unwavering commitment to fostering the growth and enhancement of individuals within the Trust.

The team was set up in 2020 and is responsible for developing resources and training material for over 1,800 staff across five different hospital sites and 12 community settings.

They lead on the training and development for all teams across cleaning, portering, laundry, transport, security, and catering and are instrumental in nurturing a skilled workforce within the Facilities directorate. Their exceptional commitment to people improvement has not only strengthened the skills and expertise of hospital staff but has also positively impacted the overall quality of patient care.

Andrew Jones, Facilities Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:

“The Facilities Learning and Development Team are critical in ensuring that our teams receive appropriate support from induction through to career development. Having a learning development team dedicated to Facilities enables a focus on the needs of our staff and has delivered positive outcomes for us. Fostering support for our staff helps us retain and bring through talent from within and helps with succession planning.”

Pictured: Members of the Facilities Learning and Development Team at the HEFMA awards ceremony.



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