Interserve wins contract for King George Hospital in Redbridge
Support services and construction group Interserve has been awarded a five-year contract worth £35m to deliver total facilities management services for the Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, it announced on Thursday.
The London-listed company said it would provide retail and patient catering, cleaning, security, front of house, waste management, energy management, portering and repair and maintenance services to the 450-bed King George Hospital site in Redbridge, London.
It said one of the core objectives of the partnership was to strengthen the reputation of their King George Hospital in its 25th anniversary year.
Those celebrations had already begun “in earnest”, Interserve said, with the company providing support in the form of a picnic for staff to mark the joint 25th anniversary with the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
The trust and Interserve would continue to work together to “enhance” the patient experience in line with the Trust's ‘PRIDE’ values - passion, responsibility, innovation, drive and empowerment, Interserve explained.
“We are delighted to be working with the Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust,” said Interserve’s managing director of communities Martin Burholt.
“As one of the largest providers of healthcare facilities in the UK, this newly formed partnership cements our key strategic customer proposition for the health and social care market, ensuring a clean and safe environment for all patients, staff and visitors.
“We look forward to working with the trust to grow and develop our relationship over the next five years.”
Tahir Ahmed, director of estates and facilities at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, added that the organisation had been “really impressed” with the way Interserve developed its service proposal that was tailored to the trust’s needs and environment.
“Their support in enabling us to host a recent event for the NHS 70th birthday at the King George hospital also showed their considerable dedication and commitment, for which we are grateful.
“We view this contract as an opportunity to develop an exemplar partnership between two organisations wholly focused on delivering services to ensure world-class healthcare for our community.”