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    Most vulnerable people in Birmingham targeted in fire safety scheme

    Most vulnerable people in Birmingham targeted in fire safety scheme

    People over the age of 65 “are most likely to die or be injured in a house fire” according to the Station Commander of a Birmingham fire station who has joined forces with Ageing Better in Birmingham to help keep the most vulnerable people in the city safe.   Latest figures show that during a […]

    13th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Yorkshire based care group appoints new maintenance manager

    Yorkshire based care group appoints new maintenance manager

    YORKSHIRE based Czajka Care Group has appointed Alan Vennard as its new maintenance manager to oversee health and safety compliance across the company, and head up its specialist team of maintenance personnel and grounds staff. In his new role, Alan will manage Czajka Care Group’s team of six maintenance staff and groundsmen, who work across […]

    5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

    Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

    A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Without deals in place to guarantee the rights of EU staff, secure vital cross border treatment in Northern Ireland and safeguard access to lifesaving drugs, equipment and vital medical products, patients could bear the brunt of a […]

    7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services announce winners of Safety in Care Awards 2017

    National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services announce winners of Safety in Care Awards 2017

    Following on from the success of previous awards, NASHiCS have announced this year’s awards winners. These prestigious awards were open to everyone who works in the social care sector, across the UK, both members and non-members of NASHiCS whose dedication, skill and knowledge deserved recognition. Nominees were required to submit evidence of innovation and measurable […]

    27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Barchester Healthcare celebrate prestigious health and safety award

    Barchester Healthcare celebrate prestigious health and safety award

    Barchester Healthcare are celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for their contribution to occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector. Having previously won two RoSPA ‘Gold’ awards, this year Barchester entered into the competitive ‘Healthcare Provider’ category, open to hospitals, university trusts and care […]

    28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Research to trial new approach to preventing falls in care homes

    Research to trial new approach to preventing falls in care homes

    A £1.8m research project being led by the University of Nottingham is investigating whether new guidance for care home staff could be effective in reducing the number of falls experienced by older residents. Funded with a grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the three-year project is recruiting care homes in the East […]

    12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cairn Care launches online training hub for care homes

    Cairn Care launches online training hub for care homes

    Infection control product specialist, Cairn Care, has launched an online training hub to help care home staff to learn about effective infection control, continence care and health and safety. Packed with a bank of training materials, it aims to provide a useful resource for managers looking to create a proactive working environment. Accessible free of […]

    24th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    AlarmCalm False Alarm Management System Nominated for Tomorrow’s Care Award

    AlarmCalm False Alarm Management System Nominated for Tomorrow’s Care Award

    Advanced’s AlarmCalm false alarm management (FAM) system has been nominated for the Tomorrow’s Care Awards 2017.   “We’re delighted to be nominated for this award by Tomorrow’s Care magazine,” commented Aston Bowles, Advanced’s Marketing Manager. “False and unwanted fire alarms are one of the big issues in fire safety and building managers today. The care […]

    22nd December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Salisbury care home’s safety tested in ‘highly realistic’ fire drill

    Salisbury care home’s safety tested in ‘highly realistic’ fire drill

    A family-owned care home provider put team members on the spot in a surprise fire drill complete with ‘smoke and fire’, attending fire crews and simulated casualties. The exercise was sprung on staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Salisbury in partnership with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service. The home’s safety procedures were prompted to […]

    18th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care sector Health and safety manager shortlisted for rising star award

    Care sector Health and safety manager shortlisted for rising star award

    In the run-up to Health and Safety Week (20th – 24th June), Barchester Healthcare are delighted that one of their Health and Safety Managers, Fiona Torrie is in the running for an award for her outstanding work in this field.   This good news comes just a month after it was announced that Barchester has […]

    13th June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Over 3,500 handling injuries are suffered a year by carers in health and social care

    Over 3,500 handling injuries are suffered a year by carers in health and social care

    Over 3,500 handling injuries are suffered a year by carers in health and social care1, many of which could be avoided by installation of appropriate equipment.   Developments at Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s biggest supplier of accessible bathroom/washroom equipment for in and out of the home, mean that, for a nominal investment, the risk of injury to […]

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    Barchester Healthcare goes straight to gold in Health & Safety Awards

    Barchester Healthcare goes straight to gold in Health & Safety Awards

    Barchester Healthcare is delighted to have been awarded the prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety on their first attempt at entering the awards.    The RoSPA Awards promote the importance of occupational health and safety and acknowledge organisations that excel in this area. They are internationally recognised and have fast become one […]

    21st April 2015 | By | Reply More
    Alarming backlog of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    Alarming backlog of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    There has been a sharp increase in the number of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) according to a report issued today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Since 2009 the rate of applications for people aged 85 and over has nearly doubled. DoLs, which apply in England and Wales, are intended to ensure […]

    26th January 2015 | By | Reply More
    Time to quit?

    Time to quit?

    Public Health England has launched a powerful new campaign to highlight how smoking damages the body and causes a slow and steady decline in a process akin to rotting. The campaign launches today in Merseyside and highlights the hidden harms cigarettes cause – showing how smoking damages bones, muscles, the brain, teeth and eyes as […]

    29th December 2014 | By | Reply More
    Failure of care by Chelmsford care home leads to resident drowning

    Failure of care by Chelmsford care home leads to resident drowning

    An inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. George Mason, who drowned in the River Chelmer on 20th October 2013, has today found a number of failures in the quality of care and security provided at BUPA’s Admirals Reach Residential & Nursing Home in Ridgewell Avenue, Chelmsford. Mr. Mason, who suffered from dementia, […]

    28th June 2014 | By | Reply More
    Nottingham Deputy Manager wins Four Seasons Health Care’s Health and Safety Week Competition

    Nottingham Deputy Manager wins Four Seasons Health Care’s Health and Safety Week Competition

    Molly Ellis-Scafe, Deputy Manager at Portland House Hospital in Nottingham, has won Four Seasons Health Care’s nationwide internal Health and Safety Week competition for her suggestion of appointing a Health and Safety Champion at each of the company’s care homes and specialist hospitals.   A panel of judges carefully considered a shortlist of entries and […]

    19th June 2014 | By | Reply More
    Witney care home forced to evacuate elderly residents due to fire

    Witney care home forced to evacuate elderly residents due to fire

    A care home had to evacuate 20 elderly residents after a fire in a boiler room spread to the roof. Crews from four stations attended the incident at Ceder Court Care Home in Witney. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hose reel and thermal imaging cameras to extinguish the fire. Nobody was […]

    18th June 2014 | By | Reply More
    Fire safety product ideal for vulnerable people living independently

    Fire safety product ideal for vulnerable people living independently

    An awareness campaign being launched this month is highlighting the need to test domestic smoke alarms SAFELY. The GOODPOINT campaign has been launched following the results of a recent *survey revealing that over 85% of people will put themselves at risk of injury by climbing dangerously on a chair, leaning over bannisters or balancing on […]

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