Edgcumbe Training and Resource Centre Wins Best Kept Accolade

24/09/2012

Health Minister Edwin Poots has congratulated staff and service users at Edgcumbe Training and Resource centre who were among the winners of this year’s ‘Best Kept Health and Social Care Facility Awards’. Staff and clients from the centre were delighted to receive the Best Kept Day Care Facility (Belfast Region) award at a special presentation ceremony held last week.

Also recognised at the Awards was Knockbracken Day Centre who was runner-up in the same category.

Speaking at the presentation Minister Poots said; “I would like to congratulate all of the winners in this year’s SuperValu Best Kept Health and Social Care Facility Awards, and applaud them for putting so much effort into maintaining and improving their indoor and outdoor spaces. The awards highlight the hard work of health and social care teams, along with their clients, as it is very often a joint effort, and their commitment to making the very best of their shared surroundings. A well-cared for environment makes a real difference to the well-being of service users, which is so important in a health and social care setting.”

About the Awards

The prestigious environmental awards are organised annually by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC) and sponsored by independent supermarket group SuperValu.

Almost 100 health and social care premises across Northern Ireland entered the Best Kept Awards scheme this year and NIAC judges have been visiting the facilities since June to find the best kept medical practices, daycare centres, clinics and residential homes.

Winners were judged in three categories - Best Kept Day Care Facilities, Best Kept Residential Facilities and Best Kept Healthcare Facilities. NIAC judges inspected facilities for general tidiness, cleanliness and environmental enhancement.

For more information about the Best Kept Awards please go to Northern Ireland Amenity Council’s website: http://www.niacbestkept.com/home.html

For the staff and clients within our Day Centres, the award recognises the effort and commitment required to develop and maintain a tranquil environment that is of benefit to clients, visitors and staff.