Grounds maintenance provider Complete Weed Control will keep grounds and entrances clear this winter at four community hospitals in central Scotland.
NHS Forth Valley provides healthcare in the Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling area and is headquartered in Castle Business Park, Stirling.
The Carluke-based company will supply gritting and snow clearance works to maintain access to the hospitals, and a range of day and inpatient clinics.
Keith Gallacher, director of Complete Weed Control operations in the south-east /south-west of Scotland, said: “We have invested in three new snow clearing and gritting vehicles, complete with snow ploughs, and includes all footpaths, roads and car parks on every site listed to us by NHS Forth Valley. All snow is removed to a safe area not blocking any routes or site access points and we issue our colleagues with individual site maps detailing locations for dumping the gathered snow.
“We provide also daily email updates to NHS contract managers and all of our vehicles are satellite-tracked and accessible by them.”
Andrew McGown, head of estates at NHS Forth Valley, said: "NHSFV has a great relationship with Keith and his team at CWC… We receive good data and information daily on what work is carried out and when, including forecasts and road temperatures. This helps us to evidence what is done and to show value for money.”