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CK Group passes the ball with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
But only in a good way!
Team building exercises can take many different forms these days, far from the original 'boilerhouse' meetings held in hotel conference rooms. Some of the imported ideas now include group breaks, weekenders, and paintball eventing.
CK Group (formerly City & Kent) and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust went back to basics with a good game of football!
The challenge began when Steve Wedgwood (Assistant Director of Estates & Facilities at the NHS Trust) contacted Ian Pether (MD of CK Group) in April to ask if they would be interested in a charity football fun match between some of their cleaning staff at Maidstone Hospital and CK's specialist cleaning operatives.
Despite being a committed golfer, Ian could not resist a challenge, so this was accepted, with CK Group sponsoring the match (rent of the pitch and changing rooms, the kit, the cup and a donation to charity). The Trust, in turn, provided refreshments after the match and, after receiving a donation from their League of Friends following a collection at the ground, their share of the cost of the kit for their players.
The venue was the all-weather astro turf pitch at Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone, on Sat 11th June. Both teams looked great in the new kit - Maidstone in red and white and "The C K Rangers" in navy and yellow. Despite the threat of rain, a good number of people attended and were treated to a spirited and committed 90 minutes of football.
Although CK Group won 5-2, the game was competitive to the extent that, on the final whistle, Steve Wedgwood immediately issued a rematch invite.
Maidstone crowned it by a great spread of food after the game. Perhaps they'll win the trophy next time?
CK Group comprises several member companies, each having specialist knowledge and expertise and widely acknowledged as a leader in its individual field. These companies include the long-established City & Kent Cleaning, CK Consumables, and Intensive Deep Clean Systems (iDCS).
With over 30 years healthcare industry experience, CK Group companies have pioneered the introduction of some of the most effective and proven methods of ensuring an infection free facility.
Ward deep cleans are undertaken using only healthcare validated methods and specialist equipment such as dry steam vapour machines for decontamination of beds and surrounding curtains, together with ultrasonic tank decontamination of immersible patient equipment such as trolleys, fans and wheelchairs. Placement of air cleaning equipment and hygiene entry 'sticky' mats to prevent cross-contamination from ward to ward, microfibre supply and proper laundering, as well as public area cleaning of washrooms are additional CK Group services.
The same equipment that CK Group operatives use, as well as tissues and wipes, janitorial supplies and cleaning chemicals, can also be supplied through CK Consumables for hospital in-house cleaning teams or other outside contractors to do the job themselves, thus providing a one-stop shop solution - with choice - for every NHS Trust.
CK Group also offers BICSc training through qualified assessors who are able to deliver training to an industry recognised standard, assess current cleaning standards and tailor a training programme in accordance.
Top Photo shows the assembled teams; photo 2 shows the winners cup being presented to CK Group team captain Mickey Ward by Joyce Langton, Chair of the Maidstone Hospital League of Friends.
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21st July 2011