28 March 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Discussions on the contract for facilities management services formerly run by Carillion at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital are at "a very advanced stage", according to a statement.
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has said that the FM management team is "keeping its staff informed and we are working with The Hospital Company (Liverpool) to implement a solution as soon as possible".
The official receiver has guaranteed that workers will continue to be paid until June.
By this time the trust expects the new company established by The Hospital Company (Liverpool), to be in place.
Discussions between The Hospital Company (Liverpool) and a new contractor to take on the management contract are continuing and the trust has expressed an expectation that "the contribution of trade unions on site will be recognised".
The trust vowed to continue to work closely with The Hospital Company (Liverpool) and key stakeholders to get construction work on the new Royal restarted.
The statement added: "In anticipation of construction restarting, work continues onsite to test systems and protect the building. Our redevelopment team and clinical colleagues have been checking the rooms to ensure that they comply with specification, with around 200 rooms checked so far. Over 2,000 visits by members of staff have taken place and staff continue to help orientate themselves, using this extra time to enhance our preparations for moving in."