South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) has named ISS Healthcare as its new soft services provider in a contract worth almost £45 million over its initial five years.
The award was made through the LPP Framework and will see ISS supplying patient catering and retail, cleaning, linen, logistics and security services across four sites, including the new Stratford Hospital in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The existing restaurant at Warwick Hospital is scheduled to be redesigned for staff and visitors while a high street standard Café Qualita and SPAR convenience store will offer choice that meets the current Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) standards.
The award marks the return of ISS to the trust - the company had provided its hospital services up until 2010. This is the second NHS trust that ISS has regained this year, closely following South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Glen Burley, chief executive of SWFT, said: "Hotel services are an integral part of keeping our sites operational and support the provision of care to our patients. I look forward to working with them to deliver exceptional services."