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Major NHS Trust chooses Norland to manage its estate

Royal Berkshire Hospital CC credit Juin J MartinezThe Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has appointed facilities management service provider, Norland to maintain its buildings, grounds, critical engineering systems and specialist equipment.

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest general hospital Foundation Trusts in the country. It provides acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population across Berkshire and its borders.  The estate includes 607 acute, 44 paediatric and 57 maternity post natal beds, operating theatres, specialist departments such as pathology, radiology and mental health, retail areas and a children’s centre.

The contract is a managed service covering grounds and gardens maintenance in addition to engineering services, infection control, fire risk assessments, statutory inspections, health & safety management, pest control, water hygiene, re-decoration,  extra works and energy and environmental efficiency planning, with all services adhering to best practice industry standards for healthcare environments including the Health Technical Memorandum (HTMs), Healthcare Building Notices (HBNs) and Health Building Notes as set out by the Department of Health.

Philip Holmes, director of estates and facilities management, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, said:  “The delivery of frontline healthcare services has never been more challenging than currently. We are pleased to be working with Norland to drive ongoing compliance across our various sites, as well as ensuring value for money.


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