12 July 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Support services and construction group Interserve has been awarded a five-year contract worth £35 million to deliver total facilities management services at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The company will provide retail and patient catering, cleaning, security, front-of-house services, waste management, energy management, portering and repair and maintenance for the 450-bed King George Hospital site based in Redbridge, East London.
One of the core objectives of the partnership is "to strengthen the reputation of King George Hospital in what is its 25th anniversary year".
Interserve has provided support in the form of a picnic for staff to mark the joint 25th anniversary with the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Martin Burholt, managing director of communities at Interserve, said: "This newly formed partnership cements our key strategic customer proposition for the health and social care market."
Tahir Ahmed, the trust's director of estates and facilities, said: "We view this contract as an opportunity to develop an exemplar partnership between two organisations wholly focused on delivering services."