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New role created at Harrogate Integrated Facilities

January 2020 Harrogate Integrated Facilities has introduced the new role of Waste Porters at Harrogate District Hospital to give more of a focus on waste collection across the site, and help to reduce ‘clutter’ in corridors and in clinical areas. Waste they’ll collect includes dirty linen, cardboard, broken furniture and clinical waste – pretty much […]

Sterile Services Department March 2021

7 Day Endoscopy Service Sterile Services have increased their services to a 7 day Flexible Endoscope decontamination service to support the NHS and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust in clearing the backlog of patients waiting for treatment that were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   Apprenticeship Programme 2020 saw the commencement of the […]

Harrogate Integrated Facilities porter speaks to BBC Newsbeat about life on the Covid front line

February 2021   This week BBC Newsbeat spent time at Harrogate District Hospital finding out about the Healthcare workers working on the frontline. They spoke to Joe Albro from Harrogate Integrated Facilities who shared with them his personal experience working as a Porter during the Covid-19 pandemic. Joe has been working as a porter since […]

Harrogate Integrated Facilities Portering Services train Nightingale Porters

In March 2020 Harrogate Integrated Facilities (HIF) we asked to train the Porters based at the Nightingale Hospital Based in Harrogate. The Portering Services team were sent a group of trainees to be put through their paces.  After two to three weeks of intense training, the trainees were ready to go it alone and carry […]

£14 million grant to reduce hospital’s carbon footprint by 25 per cent – includes new heating source and solar panels

Harrogate Integrated Facilities has been awarded the very significant sum of £14 million for works to reduce the carbon footprint of Harrogate District Hospital by 1,100 tonnes per year.

Healthcare Porter Sarah Mackenzie-Russell shares strong message for women on International Women’s Day 2021

On International Women’s Day 2021, Sarah Mackenzie Russell shared some thoughtful insights about her role and working as a woman in a largely male team.