South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) is committed to fulfilling the requirements outlined in the Health Act 2006, the Infection, Prevention & Control of Health Associated Infections ACOP (2006, revised Jan 2008), by ensuring that a Planned Preventative Maintenance System is in place to minimise the risk of Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI).
The built environment is used by South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to accommodate the care, diagnosis and treatment of Service Users and must be provided in a form that the building fabric, fixtures, fittings and services minimises the risk of HCAI.
The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations (1999) and the Construction Design & Management Regulations (2007) all impose specific duties to ensure the health & safety of Service Users, Staff at Staffordshire & South Shropshire Trust. These duties apply equally to contractors or sub-contractors working on Trust Premises. In addition the Trust recognises and accepts the responsibilities outlined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC, 201O) that it shall meet the essential standards of quality and care delivered.