1. ITV Report

NHS Borders staff get educational funding

Photo: NHS Borders

NHS Borders has been awarded funding to introduce staff qualifications in its Facilities department.

National Education for Scotland has given funding that will enable workers to complete the SQA Facilities Services qualification.

The NHS Borders Facilities Department covers various services throughout NHS Borders sites, including:

  • Domestic services:
  • Porter services
  • Switchboard services
  • Security services

Providing this opportunity to staff will not only give them a nationally recognised qualification to be proud of but will give them a fuller understanding of how important these roles are in the healthcare sector.

“I look forward to seeing the knowledge and skills gained from this course being put into every day practice within the team.”

– June Smyth, Director of Workforce and Planning