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Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Achieves CIMS Accreditation

August 23, 2017 Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Achieves CIMS Accreditation

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Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI), part of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, has recently achieved accreditation to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard, earning a CIMS with Honours designation. It is the second NHS Trust in the UK to receive CIMS certification.

“Over the past three years we have transformed the way we deliver cleaning services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and the achievement of CIMS accreditation now gives us a platform for delivering a sustainable quality environment for our patients, says David McGarrigan, Associate Director, Estates and Facilities.

The certificate was presented by Karel-Jan Boel, ISSA Director of Programme Development for Europe Middle East and Africa. The entire HRI staff were on hand to be recognised for their hard work and commitment to achieving the Standard. When presenting the certificate, Boel emphasised the important part cleaning services and staff play in the health care sector and the critical need to set quality standards for such work.

The award was received by Brendan Brown, Executive Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive for the Trust. He also thanked and praised all the cleaning services team for their efforts in delivering service in challenging times for the NHS. The Trust also thanked Lynn Webster of LWC Consultancy, as their I.C.E. Consultant, for her support in developing the organisation’s required systems and process in accordance with the CIMS Standard.

For more information regarding CIMS certification in the EMEA region, contact Karel-Jan Boel at kj@issa.com.