Oxford Health NHS Foundation

How Sivatech were able to help support the mandatory training for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust staff, located at sites in and around Aylesbury


Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical health, mental health and social care, with the aim of improving the health and well-being of all their patients and their families.

If you or someone you care for needs to be admitted to hospital, the care you/they receive will be co-ordinated by a team of people whose aim is to work with you and your family to get you home as soon as you are well enough and continue to support you there.

The Situation

The Trust has to deliver mandatory staff training in order for their teams to be able to carry out the care they provide. Although the Trust has several facilities in which their staff work, often their rooms are not available for training or weren’t big enough for the number of delegates.

When Joanne Warren, from the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, was looking for a venue to hold training, it had to be in the Aylesbury area with easy access and ample parking.

The Trust was specifically looking for a clean and friendly environment with presentation facilities, i.e. laptops, speakers, PowerPoint and internet. As well as these requirements, due to the nature of the training, some of the courses the Trust run require the use of specialist equipment. This meant they needed a training centre that could also accommodate storage of lifts and hoists for manual handling training and large floor mats for use with PMVA courses.

The Solution

Sivatech is based close to Aylesbury town centre, close to the train station, on a bus route, and has over 100 car parking spaces. This meant it was in the ideal location for staff to get to.

Sivatech were able to offer the Trust the clean and friendly environment they were looking for, presentation facilities, and storage for their training equipment. On top of this, Sivatech offered the organisation a loyalty discount due to the high volume of room bookings they were making.

With a variety of room sizes and layouts available, when the PMVA course had increases in the number of delegates attending, Sivatech were able to offer a much larger space for them to use. This meant the Trust did not need to limit the numbers for the course and everyone was able to receive the required training; without the organisers having to worry about space restrictions, or having to rearrange.

Client Testimonial

“As a learning and development team we pride ourselves in ensuring the experience of attending an event is a positive one. Sivatech has always provided a fantastic service and a warm friendly learning environment which is why we have been using this as our Bucks training venue for the last 3 years”.

Joanne Warren, Patient and Personal Safety (PPST) Scheduling (Mental Health) and Induction Co-ordinator, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust