Over the last two months, Atlas has been running a series of roadshows to raise their profile within Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Trust), to its staff, patients, service users and visitors.
They’ve been showcasing their skills, expertise and successes, as well as being on hand to answer any questions the Trust’s staff, patients, service users and visitors may have about their new business.
Following the success of the initial two roadshows, the first showcasing Atlas as a whole, followed by the Medical Engineering team – it was the turn of Atlas’ Estates team to take to the stage on the Mezzanine floor at Blackpool Victoria.
Atlas’ Estates team was represented right across the board, from water safety and Legionnaires’ disease prevention, led by Estates Technical Officer Bill Haughton. Decontamination, led by Estates Decontamination Manager (CSSD) Stan Graham, along with a highly popular Backtraq surgery, led by Estates Operations Manager, Doug Wilson, with support from Estates Supervisors, Gary Edgar and John Paterson, as well as Estates’ Administration team, Jenette Janka and Sarah Sellars.
Estates Storekeeper, Steven James was on hand to showcase how the stores work. Electrical Engineer, Paul Roscoe talked about the energy saving initiatives in place, as well as savings made through programmes designed and implemented by Atlas.
Atlas’ North Lancashire team, led by Estates Operations Manager (Community) Lee Buckley, Estates Officer, Derren Pennington, as well as Grounds and Gardens Officer, Ian Wilding showcased the work undertaken by the team.
Stephen Waterfield said: “I extend my thanks to all staff that made the roadshow possible.
Their hard work paid off and we received some fantastic feedback from the Trust’s staff, service users and visitors.
The Backtraq surgery was especially popular and will be something we’ll run on a regular basis. It helped to resolve any questions Trust staff had about existing jobs, whilst giving a chance for our team to explain the job-logging process.”
Stephen adds: “I extend my thanks to all staff that made the roadshow possible.
All those who visited our stand went away with a better understanding of who we are, along with a clear vision of the high-quality work our expert team undertake 24 hours a day, seven days a week – 365 days a year.”
Over the coming months, we’ll be holding more roadshows here in Blackpool and also out in the Trust’s community sites.”