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Facilities team are like 'unseen army' says FNCH supervisor on FM Day

Keith Prince on FM Day

Today is Facilities Management (FM) day and here at UHDB we are lucky to have so many incredible facilities staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our patients, colleagues and visitors have the best experience they can while using our hospitals.

To mark FM day (Friday, 13 May) we want to recognise and shine a light on all the amazing work our facilities teams do across our five sites.

Keith Prince is one of the Facilities Supervisor at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.

He has spent 24 years working in facilities and said his incredible colleagues are like an “unseen army” working behind the scenes.

He said: “I started out as a housekeeper at The Grove at Shardlow doing domestic duties, serving meals and washing up.

“Then I moved on to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary where I worked for 17 years and London Road Community Hospital before it became Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.

“Now I am facilities supervisor my day-to-day duties are varied and we do all sorts all over the hospital.

“From the linen and cleaning to giving food to patients, it could be that someone has fallen over outside or got stuck in a lift.

“We will take care of it - and that’s just the public areas. Then you have what’s going on in the departments.”

Keith said he “couldn’t wish to work with better people” and says he works with a mix of people who are all dedicated to doing a good job.

He said: “All of our staff are fiercely loyal to the NHS and to FNCH and everybody takes pride in our buildings.

“You can’t wish to work with better people.

“We are always here, even when no-one else is. We are the unseen army it is what we do.”