Golden First For Forth Valley Royal

Forth Valley Royal Hospital recieve the Keep Scotland Beautiful Gold Level National Award for Environmental Excellence. Pictured Tony McLaughlin, Serco Contract Director; Jonathan Procter, NHS Forth Valley Director of Facilities & Infrastructure and Pete Leonard, Keep Scotland Beautiful Operations Director.

The environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has presented Forth Valley Royal Hospital with a Gold level National Award for Environmental Excellence® – the first hospital to receive the highest possible accreditation. The accolade recognises the continued commitment of NHS Forth Valley and Serco staff to making the hospital safe, clean and welcoming for patients, staff and visitors.

In particular, the award highlights the ongoing commitment to engage with community and patients, from development of an arts programme in the hospital and working with local schools, to effectively clearing outdoor areas of litter and well-managed waste management practices.

To celebrate, Forth Valley Royal Hospital welcomed Pete Leonard, Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Operations Director, to officially present the new award.

NHS Forth Valley Director of Facilities and Infrastructure Jonathan Procter, said: “We are delighted that Forth Valley Royal Hospital is the first hospital in Scotland to achieve gold in this national award. Our staff are passionate about maintaining high standards and its brilliant to see their hard work being recognised with this prestigious award.”

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