Justice Minister congratulates FSNI on winning quality award

Date published: 21 October 2015

Justice Minister, David Ford, has congratulated the staff at Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI) for their success at the British Quality Foundation Lean Six Sigma Awards. FSNI were joint winners with CooperVision.

Justice Minister David Ford
Justice Minister David Ford

David Ford said: “This is an excellent achievement, well deserved by the staff in FSNI and particularly by the staff in the drugs discipline who have been instrumental in driving projects to improve service delivery.

“Improving turnaround times by 55% and increasing capacity by 24% in the drugs laboratory is a tremendous achievement demonstrating the significant efficiencies to be achieved in current processes not just in FSNI, but across the DOJ; efficiencies that must be realised if the Department is to continue to deliver effective services in today’s financial climate.”


Notes to editors: 

1.The Lean Six Sigma Award provides the opportunity for organisations based in the UK to win recognition for the work that their business excellence professionals are delivering to customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders. It recognises exceptional performance improvement projects based on the Lean Six Sigma management tool.

2.FSNI was nominated for its project in improving processes within the Drugs Discipline. The awards were held in the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London and other finalists included AES UK & Ireland, Coopervision, Ricoh UK Ltd and Virgin Media. Baroness Brady CBE, Vice-Chairman of West Ham Football Club and Apprentice fame presented the award.

3.For all media queries, please contact the DOJ Press Office on 028 9052 6444. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.

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