Sodexo is celebrating two wins at the 2017 Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) National Awards.

Tatiana Blagorodnova, Domestic Service Manager at Hammersmith Hospital, won the national Cleaning Services Manager of the Year Award.  Sodexo’s Sam Richardson and Paula Ribero from Stoke Mandeville Hospital then went on to win the national Supervisor Team of the Year award.

The AHCP awards recognise the talent and contribution made to healthcare cleaning in the UK. The gala dinner was held on the last day of the AHCP’s annual three-day forum which has been held at Slaley Hall, Hexham.

Sodexo with Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust were also finalists in the Working in Partnership category.

James Taylor, CEO Healthcare, Sodexo UK & Ireland, “This is fantastic news, we are incredibly proud of Tatiana, Sam and Paula.

“Tatiana is a highly respected manager within Sodexo and within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, she puts patients at the heart of what she does and ensures her team are motivated and engaged. Hammersmith Hospital is an old building and with this comes a few challenges, but no matter what, Tatiana remains calm and ensures standards are maintained, this was demonstrated with a recent flood at the hospital.

“At Stoke Mandeville Hospital Sam and Paula’s team oversee the cleaning for the hospital’s spinal injuries and maternity departments both requiring an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness and each with their own complexities. In partnership with our client organisation they have developed and executed new tools to improve cleanliness standards and reduce infection  and as a result improving the overall patient environment experience”

These awards demonstrate the fantastic, committed and dedicated people we have in our teams and are very well deserved.”

Sodexo delivers the highest levels of patient experience and safety through strategic cleaning, infection prevention and patient engagement. Currently Sodexo cleans some one million square metres a week in healthcare environments across the UK.

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