West Coast DHB bringing its cleaning, orderly and grounds services in-house
West Coast DHB has announced that it is taking over management of its cleaning, orderly and grounds services for Greymouth, Hokitika, Westport and Reefton from 1 October 2020.
While the current service provider, ISS, will not be retained when its contract expires on 1 October, the DHB is offering ongoing employment to all affected staff in those areas.
The move follows West Coast DHB bringing its food services in-house in 2019. Similarly, last year Canterbury DHB brought its cleaning services in-house under the Environmental Services name and branding. West Coast and Canterbury DHB support services are jointly managed by one team and the West Coast will also adopt the Environmental Services name and logo on the cleaning, orderly and grounds services staff uniforms.
Staff contracts with West Coast DHB will contain the same terms and conditions as their current contracts, and they will enjoy additional benefits as West Coast DHB employees.
West Coast DHB General Manager Philip Wheble says the DHB is grateful for the great service ISS has provided over the last five years.
“We value their support over the coming months as we migrate to the new Te Nikau, Grey Hospital and Health Centre facility, and as we work together to assist staff to transition to DHB management.
“We look forward to formally welcoming our cleaning, orderly and grounds staff as our West Coast DHB colleagues,” says Philip.