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Improvements to South Tees healthcare estate progresses as hospital architect is appointed

NHS Property Services and South Tess CCG are pleased to confirm that a design and build contracting team has been appointed to support the redevelopment of Guisborough Primary Care Hospital in North Yorkshire. Guisborough Hospital is owned by NHS Property Services and provides a wide range of outpatient services. Kier Group supported by Medical Architecture, a specialist healthcare architectural firm, have been appointed as architect and health planner for the…

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Ellesmere Port practice extension is just what the doctors ordered

A construction project to double the size of Westminster Surgery in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire is now complete. The £350k programme, commissioned and managed by NHS Property Services, extended and transformed the surgery by utilising space from two adjacent and vacant retail units. Tasmin Purssell, Assistant Project Manager at NHS Property Services, said: “The surgery was desperate for extra space and we were delighted to support our tenants and help improve…

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FM colleagues shortlisted for HefmA Awards 2016

Senior facilities management specialists at NHS Property Services have been nominated for two national awards. Dennis Markey, Chief Operating Officer at NHS Property Services, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Leader of the Year category at this year’s national Health Estates Facilities Management Association (HefmA) awards, which recognise and reward those who are making an outstanding contribution within NHS Estates and Facilities services. Further recognition has also been given to…

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Improvements to South Tees NHS estate and services continue

South Tees patients are being reminded that all outpatient, diagnostic and therapy services will continue to be provided at Guisborough Primary Care Hospital when the  Priory Ward closes later this month. The ward closure, announced following formal consultation by South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in 2014, will see the hospital’s inpatient service transfer its remaining beds to East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital in Brotton on 31 March 2016. Guisborough…

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Health and wellbeing centre is nominated for prestigious property award

A health and wellbeing centre in South Shields has been shortlisted for the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) North East Awards 2016. The £1.6m Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre is owned by NHS Property Services and managed through a partnership between South Tyneside Council and Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle. The state-of-the-art building houses multiple community facilities including GP/nursing services, a dental surgery and sporting activities such as…

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Leading GP innovator visits our site in West Cheshire

A cutting-edge innovator who has led improvements to GP services in one of London’s most deprived areas visited the NHS Property Services owned site; The 1829 Building in Chester, to support the local CCGs drive to transform care. The 1829 Building was named after the year it opened and historically was a mental health facility. Today, NHS Property Services leases the building to a number of NHS organisations for office…

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Refurbishment plans for Bradford community hospital

Ilkley’s Coronation Hospital is set for a major revamp thanks to investment from NHS Property Services. Coronation Hospital is owned and managed by NHS Property Services and is situated in the small spa town of Ilkley in the City of Bradford. The hospital is the base for a variety of NHS community services, including rehabilitation, physiotherapy, musculoskeletal outpatients and sexual health. Mike Dyson, Capital Investment Manager for NHS Property Services…

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Manchester staff shortlisted for national HefmA award

Staff Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) at NHS Property Services have been nominated for a national facilities award. The shortlist for the 2015 HefmA Awards was announced in April, with the Union Learning Representatives being nominated for the People Development Award following their extensive programme of work to improve and develop the skills of their colleagues. The People Development Award recognises an individual or team working in estates and facilities services…

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Sustainable management of IT resources makes NHS savings

Efficient and proactive management of IT resources within NHS Property Services has led to significant savings for the company and the wider NHS. NHS Property Services was established in April 2013 by the Department of Health as part of the government’s reforms of the NHS.  The company was created to provide strategic estates management and facilities support services to a number of properties which were inherited from former Primary Care…

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Colne Pharmacy opens for business

Colne residents have welcomed the relocation and opening of a pharmacy in the town’s new health centre. Colne Health Centre is owned and managed by NHS Property Services and opened its doors to patients in 2014. The pharmacy joins four GP practices, following their lead of moving from the old health centre on Market Street to the new £4m health centre on Craddock Road in Colne, East Lancashire. The relocation…

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