The Trust’s Director of Estates and Facilities has been awarded an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ accolade by a national estates and facilities organisation.
John Cartwright, who has worked at our Trust for 13 years, was handed the award last week as part of the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) annual awards.
HEFMA represents Estates and Facilities Management in the NHS, promotes innovation, encourages the continuing professional development of Estates and Facilities staff and managers and works to ensure quality healthcare facilities within the NHS while recognising the patient as the focal point.
Reflecting on the reasons John received the award, Tim Litherland, HEFMA President, said: “John was honoured by HEFMA because his peers felt that over a number of years he has not only delivered great services for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust but has contributed to Estates and Facilities both locally and nationally. This has been within HEFMA where he has been an active local branch member, being Chair for a number of years but also nationally as a Council Member.
“In addition John is very well respected and has contributed over the years to various national initiatives. His opinion is one which is sought and listened to. He is a good leader and mentor to others within the profession.”
John was recognised last year as part of the Trust’s PROUD Awards where he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. His work on the Trust’s brand new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre was commended as well as his commitment to his role over the years.
Photo caption LtoR: Tim Litherland, HEFMA President, John Cartwright, Paul Fenton National HEFMA Chair