ISS Healthcare has commissioned an innovative project that will take a scientific and behavioural approach to healthcare cleaning.
Sodexo has been awarded the contract to provide a range of FM services at a new laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa.
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust has awarded a new three-year contract to its existing provider.
The public sector should probably be on your business development target list. Over 180 new FM contracts were awarded in the first quarter of this year, according to public procurement experts Tussell.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a three-year contract to the group’s FM team.
The FM group has strengthened its 12-year relationship with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust with a new five-year contract.
The hard services specialist has secured two new contracts, with a combined base value in excess of £18m.
The service provider has added a Lincoln site to the list of Covid-19 NHS Vaccination and Plasma Donor Centres it is supporting.
Northern Ireland’s South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has extended its water hygiene services deal for another three years.
Figures indicate that the full-time equivalent of almost a thousand cleaners have been cut in England since 2010/11.
The latest costs for providing and maintaining the NHS estate have been published. Amongst them is an eye-watering figure for overdue maintenance.
Veolia has signed a 20-year energy performance contract with St James’s Hospital, Dublin.
Servo Group will deliver a range of facilities management services to GP practices across the city.
Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Workplace & Facilities Framework. It is now inviting bids from interested suppliers.
Vinci Facilities has mobilised a five-year contract to deliver hard FM services to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
The five-year contract with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust covers a range of services at 100 sites.
The University College London Hospitals Trust has retendered its FM contracts and narrowed the suppliers down to two.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals and Gateshead Health have signed a cooperation agreement that will see each getting access to the other's specialist FM services.
A new soft services procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services.
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed ISS Healthcare as its new provider of catering and domestic services at a key site.
Mitie Care & Custody has been awarded a new contract jointly by Merseyside Police, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
The services provider is now responsible for a total of 59 Covid-19 mobile testing units following the latest transfer from the Ministry of Defence.
Business Moves Group, the commercial relocation specialist, has completed a different sort of project for NHS Scotland.
The soft service provider reports that its Mo:dus Make Ready system has been shortlisted for Best Public Sector Project at the National Technology Awards 2020.
Robinsons Facilities Services has secured a place on the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework, following a competitive tender.
On-site counselling is now available to 6,000 Sodexo healthcare employees to help them deal with the pressures of working through the Covid-19 pandemic.
A procurement framework to help public sector organisations access technology that supports social distancing in the workplace has been launched.
The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee issued a new report this week highlighting a number of areas where urgent action is required, including around the state of the NHS estate.
Many public sector bodies risk underestimating the time, resources and complexity involved in managing the end of PFI contracts.
Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare division has announced that it will be paying all its frontline employees, who support the NHS, the equivalent of the NHS Agenda for Change rate of pay.
The company's specialist energy team has extended the services it provides to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, with the aim of lowering costs and cutting carbon emissions across three sites.
The company is now delivering cleaning and portering services at the new hospital, which was officially opened on Monday 27 April.
Mitie has been appointed to provide support services at five covid-19 test centres.
Sodexo has signed the C-19 Business Pledge created by former Cabinet minister Rt Hon Justine Greening and entrepreneur David Harrison.
Serco has been awarded a three-year contract to provide support services to Kowloon East Cluster for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.
Mitie is providing cleaning, catering, portering, security and waste management services for the NHS Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig in Cardiff.
Clean air technologies and strategies should be adopted by every healthcare facility in the UK in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.
CleanEvent Services has been assisting the North Middlesex University Hospital Trust and Tottenham Hotspur FC in setting up and providing cleaning services for the new maternity and antenatal unit at the stadium.
Interserve will be recruiting in the region of 1,500 people to undertake essential roles to support the government's response to covid-19.
Interserve has been commissioned by the government to provide facilities management services for NHS Nightingale North West Hospital in Manchester.
Sodexo has confirmed its support for all its employees and continues to redeploy teams to support the NHS during the covid-19 outbreak.
The IWMS technology specialist is working with FM services providers involved at the temporary sites being developed for the fight against covid-19.
VINCI Construction UK has teams of employees working in eleven healthcare sites across the North West, Midlands and the South East and is working with the same number of NHS Trusts in support of the fight against covid-19.
Balfour Beatty has been appointed as principal contractor for the transformation of Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus into a new temporary facility for NHS Scotland.
NHS Property Services has made the decision to take direct control of the delivery of most hard FM services.
The Building Engineering Services Association is conducting a survey to identify firms across the sector capable of providing vital service and maintenance for the NHS at short notice.
ISS has been appointed to deliver cleaning, portering, waste management and other soft FM services at the newly created coronavirus treatment facility.
Vinci Facilities is diverting volunteers from its mobile repair teams to support existing facilities management services across several hospitals in the North West, Midlands and South East.
Property professionals have come together to back a dedicated website for offers of space, supplies and support that will help in fighting the covid-19 epidemic.
Organisations representing thousands of professionals across the surveying, architectural and planning specialisms have written to the Prime Minister to offer their help in fighting back against the growing coronavirus epidemic.
ISS Healthcare's contract at the Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, has been named as the Best Cleaned Hospital (over 250 beds) in the Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards.
Serco has signed a six-year contract extension with the government of Western Australia to continue delivering support services at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
The resource management company's specialist energy performance contracting team is working to save money and cut carbon emissions at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
A new report sets out the scale of the task required to rebuild and equip the NHS to make it fit for the 21st century.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has dropped plans to renew its outsourcing contract and will take porters, cleaners and catering staff into direct employment from April.
NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has announced plans to step up action that will tackle both climate change and the consequent health impacts.
The National Audit Office has published the findings of its investigation into two PFI hospitals that Carillion was building at the time it failed in January 2018.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School's new charter is designed to help organisations up and down the built environment supply chain to bring critical challenges together into one workforce strategy.
The long-delayed Midland Metropolitan Hospital has taken another step towards completion with the appointment of a facilities management provider.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has abandoned plans to move its facilities services operations into a separate, wholly owned company.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has awarded ISS Facility Services Healthcare the contract to deliver soft FM services across the Trust properties.
That's the assessment from the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in a new report listing a series of problems faced by NHSPS, coupled with recommendations for action.
The NHS says it will slash the use of plastic in hospital canteens as part of its drive to reduce waste and make hospitals healthier for patients and staff.
Last week the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust welcomed more than 600 staff back into direct employment.
Mitie has won a five-year contract to provide engineering services to NHS Blood & Transplant following a competitive retender.
The service provider has secured an extension on its contract with HMT St Hugh's Hospital Grimsby, taking the end-date out to August 2022.
Vinci Facilities has won a five-year contract worth £5.25m to deliver hard FM services to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had planned to launch its in-house facilities management company in the autumn, but following a serious clash with a trade union that target date has been dropped.
ISS Healthcare has secured a five-year contract renewal at West Middlesex University Hospital, part of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services, the subsidiary company launched by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has appointed a new managing director.
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has extended its soft services contract with Sodexo for a further three years.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says it is committed to setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company for its estates, facilities and clinical engineering services despite union opposition.
NHSPS has met many of its objectives, including in FM, but it lacks the powers to solve other growing problems, according to parliamentary watchdog the National Audit Office.
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Artic Building Services to provide M&E maintenance for HVAC systems across the Trust estate.
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust has extended its partnership with Sodexo with a new five-year agreement.
Mitie has won a £150m long-term extension on its multi-service facilities management contract with St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Following a successful pilot, NHS Property Services has launched NHS Open Space, a booking platform designed to give users ready access to available spaces and increase utilisation efficiency for the health service.
Mitie has won a fourth year on a major contract delivering engineering, landscaping and security services.
Sodexo has acquired The Good Care Group, a leading player in the live-in care market in the UK.
Sussex-based energy efficiency solutions provider Energys Group has been selected to deliver LED lighting upgrades at a number of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts.
ENGIE has secured a long-term contract to provide total facilities management at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust's Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.
Prime, the healthcare property company, has acquired the service provider's share of the joint venture company Interserve Prime, saying it still sees plenty of market opportunity.
In its annual report on the NHS, the National Audit Office concludes that substantial deficits in some parts, offset by surpluses elsewhere coupled with growing waiting lists and increases in waiting times, does not paint a picture that is sustainable.
After an extended period of competitive dialogue with a number of potential partners, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has awarded ISS Facility Services, Healthcare a five-year contract.
Recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan has left HEFMA, the Health Estates & Facilities Management Association, worrying about the place of these critical functions within the health service.
Interserve has been awarded a £25m contract by Cwm Taf University Health Board, as part of the next phase of the £36m redevelopment of Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr.
Sodexo has scooped top recognition at the 2018 HSJ Awards for its collaboration with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.
The construction to services group will provide a range of facilities management services for a new primary and community care centre in Lisburn over a 25-year term.
The healthcare business at ISS has secured a five-year TFM contract with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
ISS Healthcare has been awarded a retail and patient catering contract with Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, one of the largest mental health trusts in England.
The Private Finance Initiative has been a controversial policy virtually from the day it was introduced in the early '90s. Nowhere has this been more so than in the UK health sector and one group has been looking at alternative strategies.
The Department of Health-owned company that serves as an essential link between the NHS and healthcare providers has awarded a three-year cleaning support contract to OCS.
Construction work on the state-of-the-art Royal Liverpool Hospital will restart, following work coming to a halt after the collapse of Carillion earlier this year.
Rotherham-based Horbury Property Services has won a three-year contract with Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire to provide planned maintenance and refurbishment services.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has called a halt to its consideration of transferring estates and FM staff into a wholly owned subsidiary company.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is facing strikes later this month over its plans to transfer support staff into a new wholly owned company.
Mitie's Landscaping business has been awarded two new grounds maintenance contracts with the NHS in the South West of England.
Currently in the union's sights is Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, which has launched a staff consultation around the concept of setting up a wholly owned services company.
Unison, the union, has adopted as policy the challenging of wholly owned FM and estates businesses set up by NHS Trusts.
The facilities services group has secured a landmark extension to its Private Finance Initiative contract at the Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is set to enter into a 50:50 strategic estates partnership and joint venture with Health Innovation Partners.
Eight months after the collapse of the construction and services group, a way forward has finally been agreed for the stalled new-build Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick.
OCS has agreed a two-year contract extension with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary company in order to safeguard essential services and protect jobs for hundreds of staff.
Resource management company Veolia has been awarded the first Carbon Energy Fund Ireland contract, a 15-year agreement at Dublin's Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
Interserve has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver total facilities management services for the Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
An industrial dispute following an NHS Trust's decision to establish a wholly owned estates and facilities management company has been brought to end after Wigan Council offered a solution.
Apleona HSG has secured a 14-year, multi-million pound contract to deliver facilities services on behalf of the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The ISS Group's Turkey business has secured two five-year integrated services partnerships in the healthcare sector.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has expanded its soft services contract with OCS, taking the total number of sites involved to 82.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has moved 23 former Carillion employees into a recently created wholly-owned services business.
In a first for ISS, two NHS Trust clients, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals and the Walton Centre, have received the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a five-year soft services contract to OCS.
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is in consultation with its facilities and estates staff ahead of the planned formation of a Trust-owned service company.
Eric Wright Facilities Management has secured a place on a new national framework for NHS Shared Business Services, covering the delivery of project management and building surveying consultancy services.
Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare division has been appointed to continue delivering facilities management and retail and patient dining services at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, in Merseyside.
ENGIE is in the process of taking over as FM services provider at Queen Alexandra Hospital, replacing the collapsed Carillion.
OCS has won a five-year soft services contract with Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.
The property services group has been reappointed to provide facilities management for the Royal Hospital Chelsea on a five-year contract.
In-house maintenance teams, once common at large public sector organisations, are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Mitie has been awarded a multi-service FM contract with West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust following a competitive tender.
The States of Jersey has selected its pre-construction partner for the island's new hospital. J3 Limited brings with it early input from building services and facilities management group FES.
Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded the FM group a two-year security services contract.
Bouygues Energies & Services is teaming up with Eurotec Environmental Limited for the supply of innovative and sustainable clinical waste services to West Middlesex University Hospital.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust looks set to become the latest to establish a wholly owned business to manage and deliver its facilities services.
Sodexo has scooped the Facilities Management Supplier of the Year award at the inaugural event held in London last week.
A small but growing trend is emerging as NHS Trusts struggle with limited financial resources. Shifting FM and estates services into a separate, wholly owned business looks attractive on paper but can worry staff.
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust made the decision last autumn to set up its own services provision business, but convincing some staff to go along with the plan has proved to be a challenge.
The market for outsourced integrated services and TFM deals in the UK health and education sectors was down by about 2% last year in the face of uncertainties and cuts.
The property maintenance provider was won a place on a three-year multi-partner contract with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Serco has signed a revised agreement with Carillion's liquidators covering the acquisition of a series of UK healthcare facilities management contracts, cutting the price by about £20m.
Wates Smartspace's facilities management business has been appointed by healthcare provider Horder Healthcare to deliver a three-year hard services contract across two medical centres and three outreach clinics in the South East of England.
A major new hospital complex has handed over facilities management services to OCS Emirates, in a £77m deal.
The National Audit Office has published a report on PFI and its successor PF2, an unexpectedly timely review of a key contracting concept that reshaped one big part of the public sector outsourcing landscape.
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is to establish a separate company to run its estates, facilities and procurement services, the latest in what could be a growing trend.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed up Sodexo for a 10-year patient dining and retail services deal.
The Fulham Road Collaborative has awarded a new five-year contract worth over £100m to its existing provider, following a full competitive procurement exercise.
The Health Estates and Facilities Management Association and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management have launched the "definitive" resource for their industry.
Carillion shares jumped yesterday as the group confirmed it had received proposals from more than one potential buyer of its UK healthcare business.
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a five-year, £13m multi-service contract to Interserve.
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has appointed Sodexo as its new soft services provider.
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has named ISS Healthcare as its new soft services provider in a contract worth almost £45m over the initial five years.
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Interserve Prime have announced a new joint venture partnership to enable the strategic transformation of the Dorchester hospital estate.
NHS Property Services has launched a new vacant hand-back scheme that will help NHS commissioners to cut the cost of empty space in their buildings.
NHS Shared Business Services has launched a Hard Facilities Management framework aiming to save public sector organisations an average of 5% on costs.
Business relocation specialist Harrow Green has been appointed to the NHS Shared Business Services supply chain framework agreement. The company will offer removal services to 64 participating authorities across twelve UK regions.
A three-year multi-services contract with Four Seasons Health Care is the provider's first in this sector.
The Imtech Group's technical FM business has kicked off its 25-year management contract with the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, taking over responsibility for the operation of a new Energy Centre.
Serco has won a 10-year catering and cleaning services contract with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has secured a 15-year contract with Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide retail services.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has awarded a new five-year contract to ISS, rekindling a past relationship.
The FM services provider has won a seven-year, £41m contract with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
The services group has announced the acquisition of Prestige Nursing + Care, a leading UK home care provider.
The end of March saw the publication of a long-awaited investigation into estates strategy needs and options within the NHS. What happens now will be a measure of the commitment to sorting out some longstanding issues.
The Robertson Group has reached financial close on a £64m deal that will deliver improved healthcare services for Orkney residents.
Compass Group's healthcare sector specialist has been appointed to provide staff and visitor restaurant services for London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.
Adding to the pressures on NHS performance and resources is a new report on food standards where the message is 'could do better', at best.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has extended its multi-services contract with Interserve for a further two years.
The support services group has sold two businesses for £1 each, plus a multi-million pound commitment to support a turnaround plan.
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New online access guides for a number of NHS Property Services' hospitals, health centres and clinics have been developed to aid patients and visitors.
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has awarded a five-year soft FM contract to Compass Group UK & Ireland's Medirest division.
The group's Medirest Signature division has signed a new contract to deliver catering services to Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.
Serco has confirmed its appointment on a 10-year soft services deal with Barts Health NHS Trust.
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, following an extensive review of catering services, has appointed Compass to run its shops, cafes and restaurants.
Mitie's Clean Environments business has won a new three-year contract with Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust.
Carlisle Support Services has been appointed by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to deliver a range of services at New Cross Hospital.
Sodexo has agreed a £90m, five-year extension to its longstanding contract at Queen's Hospital in Romford.
Vivark, the social enterprise property and FM services provider, has won a five-year, £2.5m contract with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Barts Health NHS Trust has named Serco Group as the preferred bidder for its soft FM services tender.
ISS has retained and extended the scope of its healthcare cleaning services contract at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust has appointed Ryhurst, the specialist provider of health estate management services, as its long-term joint venture partner for estate management and development.
The Trust has appointed Mitie Landscapes to deliver a range of grounds and gardens services across its extensive portfolio.
ENGIE Services has secured a 32-year contract to deliver integrated facilities management services at William Osler Health System's Etobicoke General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.
Mitie's social care business, MiHomecare, has signed a five-year contract with Devon County Council and two Clinical Commissioning Groups, worth £7m over its term.
Following the completion of its rationalisation exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts, NHS Property Services reports that contractors have mobilised and are improving service provision, with savings of £15m realised so far.
G4S Facilities Management has secured a three-year contract, worth £3.1m per year, to deliver FM services to Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.
James Taylor has joined Sodexo UK and Ireland, moving from the US business, to become the region's healthcare CEO.
Bouygues Energies & Services has won a five-year contract to deliver hard FM services for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Elior UK has signed a 15-year catering contract with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
NHS Property Services has completed the second phase of its national procurement exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts.
ENGIE has been appointed to construct, operate and maintain gas-fired combined heat and power energy centres for three NHS Trusts, as well as carrying out site-wide upgrades to energy-consuming equipment.
NHS Property Services has completed a national procurement exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts. Mitie has taken the lion's share of the services on offer.
Medirest, Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare specialist, has landed a contract to provide domestic services at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Mitie has had its healthcare FM contract with St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust extended for three years.
NHS Shared Business Services has launched a new procurement framework designed to save the NHS, local government and the wider public sector millions of pounds on a wide range of facilities services.
The Hospital Company (Sandwell) Limited, a Carillion joint venture, has achieved financial close on the Midland Metropolitan Hospital Public Private Partnership project in Birmingham.
The building support services company has renewed its facilities management contract with Erskine, the leading care organisation for ex-service men and women in Scotland.
Following a full market testing exercise, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded its hotel services contract to the ISS Healthcare business for the third time.
A rising star at Vinci Facilities has helped the service provider win the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award in the FM category for a second consecutive year.
ISS Facility Services has mobilised a new five-year FM contract at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in East London.
The service provider has secured its contract with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust until 2020.
The construction group has been appointed preferred contractor by Hub South East Scotland on behalf of NHS Lothian for the new East Lothian Community Hospital.
An initial group of NHS Property Services employees has gained membership in the British Institute of Facilities Management following a fast-track assessment process.
The support services group has been awarded a new five-year deal at the UK's first major PFI healthcare project, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Carillion has been named as preferred bidder by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to deliver the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital under a long-term PPP contract.
The hospital's catering service has been awarded the Soil Association Food for Life Bronze Catering Mark, recognising its drive for fresh meals and good food.
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Health Innovation Partners Ltd as its preferred partner to deliver efficiency savings and infrastructure projects over the next 10 years.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has secured a new 10-year contract to deliver retail, food and beverage offers at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Millions of pounds could be cut from NHS running costs if estate managers take a closer look at how their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are performing.
The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and SPV company Kintra have confirmed that OCS will continue to provide a total facilities management service to Chepstow Community Hospital until 2020.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has taken the unusual step of issuing a lengthy and forthright statement setting out its strategy for rectifying serious problems with fire safety at Cumberland Infirmary, one of the UK's first PFI schemes.
Ireland is to benefit from 14 new primary care centres following the selection of a preferred bidder for the country's first healthcare PPP project.
Sodexo, in partnership with its client Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, has won the Waste Management Award at the NHS Sustainability Awards.
Capita has been selected as preferred bidder to form a strategic partnership to deliver a range of services for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
A new building and engineering maintenance services framework for NHS organisations has come into effect.
Fountain Property Management has awarded Eric Wright Facilities Management (EWFM) a one-year contract to provide FM services at its new 4500 square metre health centre in Chester.
A Bouygues Energies & Services team has reached financial close on the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has awarded OCS a three-year contract to provide a range of facilities services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.
G4S Facilities Management reports that its cleaning contract at Sunderland Royal Hospital has been extended for another three years and new services have been added.
Some good news for Serco. Only a few days after sharing the details of a disastrous 2014, the company is able to confirm that financial close has been reached on the NHS Dumfries and Galloway new acute district general hospital.
The Compass division has won a renewal of its contract with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust.
Skanska has signed a contract to deliver the New Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, a 40,000 sqm development providing 300 beds.
The construction and services group has achieved financial close on the £45.2m contract to build and operate the first phase of the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Compass Group UK and Ireland's Medirest division has secured a two-year renewal of its contract with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Sodexo to deliver cleaning, portering, retail and private patient services at its five hospitals in London.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ryhurst to deliver a wide-ranging estates strategy that supports the trust goal of delivering excellent patient care.
Yeovil Hospital and an Interserve consortium have established a 15-year partnership which will, the hospital says, enable it to improve care for local people by developing its estate and buildings.
The group’s care services division, MiHomecare, has secured a five-year deal to provide home and community care support and continuing healthcare services for over 700 people in East Sussex.
NHS Property Services has appointed Bellrock to manage planned and reactive maintenance for 18 properties in Mid Essex including primary care centres and a maternity unit.
The health and social care asset management specialist has appointed Joan Melville as Business Development Director.
The latest annual study of NHS estate resources in England shows that the health service has taken significant strides towards improving the use of its land resources.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway has selected High Wood Health as the preferred bidder for a new district general hospital.
Working in partnership with Skanska, Barts Health NHS Trust has become the first Trust in the UK to be awarded the Carbon Trust standard for waste.
With resources under continual pressure, performance being questioned in some quarters and the future looking unclear at best, there’s a lot to be said for the NHS wholeheartedly embracing a sustainability agenda.
Balfour Beatty has reached financial close for the £46m NHS Ayrshire & Arran Acute Mental Health and Community Development project.
Following its selection as preferred bidder earlier in the year, Carillion has now signed a contract with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust covering facilities management and estate transformation services.
Mitie has reported its second major healthcare contract award this week, this one a £33m deal with Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a seven-year soft FM contract to Mitie.
A project by East Cheshire NHS Trust to transform its energy infrastructure across two hospitals will shrink its carbon footprint by approximately 30%, while delivering guaranteed cost savings of £2.5m over 15 years.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has selected Interserve as its long-term commercial estates development partner.
Axis Security has won three new contracts with the National Health Service in the North West.
Local joint venture Barnsley Norse has been awarded a £1.6m soft facilities management contract for buildings in the Barnsley LIFT programme.
Carillion has been selected as the preferred bidder to provide facilities management and estate transformational services for the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
G4S Integrated Services has won a £3.9m contract to provide cleaning, portering and catering support to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.
The preferred bidder consortium for Edinburgh's new Royal Hospital for Sick Children includes Bouygues Energies & Services as FM provider.
G4S Integrated Services has won a three-year contract to deliver cleaning services for Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Miller Construction has secured a £7m, three-year contract to deliver hard facilities management services for over 90 sites for Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Bellrock has been appointed to deliver facilities management services to Eltham Community Hospital in southeast London.
Care homes group Hallmark has appointed Paddon FM to deliver planned and preventative maintenance on a multi-site property portfolio.
MITIE has been awarded a three-year, £33m contract with Four Seasons Health Care, the UK's largest independent health and social care provider.
Amey has been awarded a £24m contract to provide hotel services to the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
MITIE has announced the acquisition of Complete Care Holdings Limited from Housing 21, the national provider of housing and care services for older people.
Capita has signed a five-year strategic agreement with Sussex Community NHS Trust designed to support change and improve the quality of services, including FM.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust has awarded Norse Commercial Services a three-year renewal of its existing facilities management deal.
Serco has won a three-year extension to an existing hotel services contract with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
A Skanska-led team has been named as preferred bidder to design, build and maintain new facilities for Papworth Hospital, the UK's largest specialist cardiothoracic centre.
Important lessons about the design and management of work environments, at least within a healthcare setting, have emerged from a recent Design Council-backed project.
The property advisors have signed a 15-year deal with NHS Trust CWP designed to improve the way assets are managed so that patients experience higher quality care.
Senior NHS, private and third sector leaders have called for a fresh look at healthcare contracting models in order to seize the potential of cross-sector partnership in improving service quality.
New research carried out for Interserve has uncovered a worrying picture for the local government and healthcare sectors.
Sodexo and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have appointed a Facilities Matron to help reinforce high standards of cleanliness, patient dining and overall care.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has selected Ryhurst as preferred bidder on an innovative strategic estates partnership deal.
The market for outsourced bundled facilities services in healthcare and education was valued at more than £3bn in 2012 but is on a downward trend this year.
The construction group's Scottish business, Morrison Construction, has been appointed preferred phase one contractor by Hub South East Scotland for the first phase of the £41.8m redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Bristol Community Health has appointed the property advisors to provide strategic estate management services.
Carillion has been selected by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust to deliver the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital Public Private Partnership project.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare has awarded a five-year, £15 million support services contract to MITIE.
Despite improvements being made to the way in which the NHS is managing its property, there is still £2.3 billion worth of annual savings available if better facilities management and procurement practices were adopted.
G4S Integrated Services has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver cleaning services for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in Greater Manchester.
MITIE's recently acquired home care services business has announced the opening of new offices in Exeter and Bristol.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has renewed its multi-service contract with OCS for another two years.
Interserve has acquired Advantage Healthcare, a provider of healthcare at home services, in a £26.5m deal.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed the company to deliver soft FM services.
Senior figures from the NHS, private and third sectors have come together to produce a major new report calling on the Secretary of State to reform the procurement system and encourage increased joint working.
SGP Property & Facilities Management reports that it has now mobilised a range of FM services at the new Finchley Memorial Hospital in north London.
MITIE has entered the healthcare market after acquiring Enara Group Limited for £110.8m.
Interserve has been selected as preferred bidder for a seven-year contract to provide a range of services to three NHS Trusts. The deal is the first of its kind in the UK.
The private sector healthcare business appointed last year to run a struggling NHS hospital is looking for an injection of funds to secure its future.
The support services and construction group has been confirmed as front-runner to provide facilities management services at the new Alder Hey children's hospital to be built in Liverpool.
Serco has kicked off its four-year £140m contract with Anglia Support Partnership.
The Hub North Scotland joint venture has reached financial close on the first project in its north hub programme, the £24m Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village.
NHS Suffolk has named Serco as preferred bidder for a new contract to provide community health services.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has named Serco as preferred bidder for a new integrated facilities management services contract.
New research by carbon reduction specialist Sustain has found that money spent on utilities by the NHS and schools and colleges could be dramatically reduced.
Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley has confirmed plans to create a property company to own and manage much of the primary care trust estate.
Serco has been selected as the 'remaining single bidder' to operate the Anglia Support Partnership, subject to approval of final proposals.
Circle, the employee owned healthcare business, has signed a ground-breaking contract to run Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust in Huntingdonshire for 10 years.
Vinci Facilities has landed a 20-year contract to provide hard FM services to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital PFI in Woolwich, London.
The outsourcing group has been awarded new multi-million pound technical facilities management contracts with two NHS Trusts, Royal Berkshire and St Georges Healthcare.
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have named Integrated Pathology Partnerships preferred bidder for a new pathology services contract.
Hospital Infrastructure Partners, the Carillion-led consortium, has achieved financial close on the contract to deliver the new £1.3bn Oakville Hospital scheme.
MITIE's technical teams are set to install a new energy centre at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, which is expected to deliver savings of more than £600,000 and almost halve carbon emissions.
Hard on the heels of the news that Papworth Hospital has reached its final shortlist comes confirmation of the same landmark at the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
The shortlist of competitors vying to provide design, build, finance and maintain services for the New Papworth Hospital has been narrowed down to the last two.
Colchester Hospital NHS Trust has told service provider Carillion that its contract will not be renewed when it expires at the end of September.
A joint venture led by contractor Laing O'Rourke has reached financial close on one of the largest healthcare projects in the world today.
The management of the NHS estate is getting better, but there is still significant opportunity for improvement which could save the NHS over a billion pounds, according to a new report published by EC Harris.
A Carillion joint venture, Hospital Infrastructure Partners, has been named preferred bidder to finance, design, build and maintain the new replacement Oakville Hospital in Ontario.
East London NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a five-year FM contract to G4S Integrated Services.
Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded the support services group a five-year extension to a major cleaning contract.
Health Facilities Scotland has named the property services group as its survey partner for the implementation of an asset management system across the Scottish NHS estate.
The outsourcing group has won a place on the NHS Building and Engineering Maintenance Services framework agreement as the only supplier licensed to bid for contracts across all 15 service areas.
Initial Facilities Services has landed a seven-year contract renewal at Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust.
A survey of public sector directors and senior managers has found the majority expecting cost savings and efficiencies to be sought through restructuring, mergers and consolidations over the coming year. But there's little confidence in real savings.
When its £70m FM contract comes up for renewal next year, the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust may decide against outsourcing altogether, according to local reports.
Department of Health figures show that 17% of the occupied NHS estate in England is deemed 'not functionally suitable for use', according to a BBC investigation.
East of England Strategic Health Authority has named employee-owned healthcare operator Circle as its preferred partner to run Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust in Huntingdonshire, in a move described as 'historic'.
One of the few, and quite probably one of the last, big healthcare PFI schemes in the country has been stalled by legal action.
Anyone working in healthcare has their own experience from the Covid peak. But what was it like for someone working behind the clinical care frontline in facilities management?
The NHS Nightingale Hospital in London was up and running in record time. We talked with ISS Healthcare MD Chris Ash about how this was achieved.
It's an old saying but it still rings true: "your most important assets leave your organisation every day".
Bouygues Energies & Services doesn't just look after buildings and the people who work in them. The company has developed some surprising specialisations, too. Simon Hayman turns the spotlight on one of these.
When looking after patients with dementia, changes in routine, people and places must be handled with the utmost sensitivity. Andy Lapham discusses the challenge of relocating staff, patients and equipment while ensuring healthcare continues as normal.
Effective asset management needs a vision to take it from being seen as just about data collection and IT systems to being a business tool that adds real value. But that vision only comes when all partners work together as a team, says Duncan Hartley.
Donna Brown discusses how her research into employee engagement can have a far-reaching impact on facilities management within healthcare and beyond.