June 27, 2022

New five year contract for ISS

ISS has recently renewed its contract with Northern Health, signing on for another five years with the health service.

There are more than 400 ISS staff members across Northern Health, who provide cleaning, catering and hospitality services.

Saj Amerasinghe, ISS Key Account Manager, said the contract extension was a massive milestone for staff.

“This is a reward for our staff, especially during a pandemic,” he said.

“We have worked with Northern Health and the partnership we have built, the extra projects we took on board, it is all thanks to the staff.”

“As managers, we steer the ship, but the staff are out there working. It is a compliment and reward.”

ISS has been at Northern Health since 2016, and has undertaken important roles for the health service, especially during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are not just limited to cleaning and catering. We took over concierge, we were involved in the South Morang vaccination clinic and we have Ward Assistants,” Saj said.

“We are bringing innovations, trying to work more towards sustainability, and we have a few projects coming up. We are all working together.”

Saj said the key highlights for ISS over the past six years included welcoming the ISS Global CEO Jacob Aarup-Andersen to Northern Health, transitioning into the new state of the art kitchen, and expanding their services across Northern Health.

“There was never a dull moment,” he said.

“They are happy staff and at the end of the day, that is the culture that ISS always wants to drive.”

Featured image: ISS staff