ISS Facility Services Healthcare has been awarded an extension on their contract with NHS North Central London, to supply many services to a new hospital in the area.
The new £28m Finchley Memorial Hospital is replacing the 104 year old hospital next door, which is being knocked down to provide extra community space around the new development.
The project has developed an award winning purpose-built hospital that aims to increase the capacity to treat more people effectively in an environment, which is modern and patient focused. This new hospital provides the Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group with the capacity and opportunity to develop a range of innovative services to better meet the needs of their local population now and in the future.
Steve Ellis, Divisional Director for ISS Facility Services, Healthcare said: “This will be a marvellous improvement to healthcare in the local community. The original hospital has done a fine job but it was certainly time for a change. The ISS team has seen the new hospital take shape and we are as excited as everyone else about being part of this great project.”
ISS will transfer existing cleaning services from the old site to the new with a considerable increase in turnover. Additional services will include housekeeping, 24 hr security, car parking and patient laundry.
A variety of other services will also be moving into the new building, including two rehabilitation wards with four wings containing 54 beds inpatient beds, a walk-in centre, outpatient departments, an infusion suite, therapies, diagnostics, podiatry, audiology, cardiology, and musculoskeletal services. A number of services such as GP surgeries, pharmacy, diabetic retinopathy, pathology and day surgery clinics are also expected to move into the new building.
Jan Charman, Senior Project Manager for the Finchley Memorial Hospital Redevelopment Project said: “It’s wonderful to see the building complete and open to patients after five years of hard work. The new hospital will provide a modern, purpose-built environment for patients to receive treatment. NHS North Central London is pleased that ISS will continue to supply their services in the new hospital and we look forward to continuing our working relationship in the future.”
ISS are providing security at both the new and old site for an interim period during the transfer.
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