Hospital staff recognised during National Estates and Facilities Day

Wednesday 21 June is National Estates and Facilities Day and hospitals across the county are thanking all of those who work behind the scenes to keep our hospitals running.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting its 1,000 estates and facilities colleagues to take a break during the day and reflect on all of their hard work and achievements.

The team covers a wide range of roles, many hidden behind the scenes, but all critical to the running of hospitals and the experience of patients and staff. This includes porters, switchboard teams, catering teams, housekeepers, deep clean teams, maintenance teams, linen services, capital projects teams and so many more.

They are also responsible for the multi-million pound

developments and structural upgrades taking place across the Trust, as well as managing the day to day services, buildings

and critical infrastructure.

Every year across Lincoln, Grantham and Boston hospitals:

  • Housekeepers serve patients around 4 million cups of tea and more than 1.2 million meals on the wards
  • Porters help 60,000 patients to get to where they need to be in the hospitals and can walk up to 10 miles in a shift
  • Linen services supply more than 3.6 million pieces of linen for the hospitals
  • Post rooms manage around 1.68 million letters that are posted by the Trust
  • More than 31,000 repairs and tasks are completed through the estates helpdesk
  • Deep Cleaning Teams deep clean 80 wards using hydrogen peroxide vapour machines
  • Hospital restaurants serve around 150,000 hot meals to patients, visitors and staff
  • Over the last year the Capital Projects Team has completed the new theatres at Grantham hospital, almost completed the enabling works forthe Pilgrim Emergency Department transformation and

    the building of the new resuscitation department at Lincoln hospital

  • The Switchboard Team handles around 3,000 calls every day.

Director of Estates and Facilities, Mike Parkhill, said: “We will be holding thank you events in all of our restaurants for our estates and facilities colleagues. There will also be a ‘take a break’ goody bag for all colleagues so that they can take some time out and reflect on what we have achieved as a team.

“The range of roles across the team is massive, but the key point is that they all support all of our hospitals and teams, as well as patients. They keep us all fed and watered and the hospitals running efficiently, as well as maintaining our buildings and creating the state-of-the-art environments that our patients and colleagues deserve.

“They work tirelessly behind the scenes and it is great to have a national day where all of their hard work is recognised and we can take the opportunity to say a big thank you for all of their hard work.”