Tommy Highet is probably one the best known members of staff at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH).
It’s not just because as a domestic he is part of the wider team at the forefront of driving down HAIs (Healthcare Associated Infections).
His friendly and outgoing personality makes him a favourite with patients, staff and visitors and they appreciate his contribution to making the RAH a safer clinical and working environment.
His “beat” is the extensive arterial “glass corridor” of the hospital and its daily cleaning is Tommy’s responsibility.
Tommy said: “Because of my job I know how important it is to keep the hospital as clean and germ free as possible for patients and staff and this corridor is heavily used because it links so many different departments.”
Nominator Jacqueline Jowett is an infection control nurse, so she understands just how crucial Tommy’s role is: “He provides evidence that we take cleaning seriously here at the RAH. Tommy is a real ambassador for the hospital and since he is probably the first cleaner seen by visitors when they arrive to visit loved ones, he gives a fantastic first impression.”