At NHS Property Services, our focus is providing local services in a clear and transparent way, that meet and anticipate your needs.

During a period of tremendous change for the NHS with the emergence of Integrated Care Partnerships (ICSs) and Primary Care Networks (PCNs), as well as the impact of COVID-19 on care provision and estates, different types of spaces are required to deliver care to local communities.

We are committed to working closely with our partners across ICSs and PCNs the North West to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities that exist within your communities. We want to support you with your clinical strategies by not only ensuring your estate needs are met, but to really help you get the most from your estate so you can deliver excellent patient care.

Image showing 42: projects to transform the NHS estate

42

projects to transform the NHS estate

Image showing 311,000 : patients benefitted

311,000

patients benefitted

Image showing 9,300: sqm of improved space

9,300

sqm of improved space

A word from Daniel...

My role as your Regional Partnership Director is to support the North West region to optimise and mould the NHS estate in line with your clinical strategies, ultimately ensuring the estate meets the needs of patients and staff.

The North West NHSPS team are part of the NHS and here to provide focused support to deliver estates change with our NHS partners. We're working closely with our customers to deliver a number of exciting projects that we've already made good headway on in the first quarter of 2020/21.

We've launched four social prescribing sites across the region so far, including a community outdoor space at Offerton Learning Disability Resource Centre in Stockport and a social prescribing hub, including a baby bank service at Lindley House in Oldham. We’ve also completed works at Tarleton Health Centre to reconfigure the building to increase clinical capacity and we're due to complete a project to repurpose vacant space at Pikes Lane Health Centre to increase clinical capacity later this year. We're working to deliver or move forward 42 key projects in the area this year, including refurbishments, redevelopments and accessibility works.

We’re also continuing to support our customers with the COVID-19 vaccination rollout with a number of vaccination sites in operation across the North West. Looking ahead to the autumn months and the launch of the 2021 flu vaccination programme and phase three COVID-19 vaccine delivery, we've been working with customers to anticipate additional space needs and plan for a busy winter.

Breaking it down by ICS, here are some examples of the ways we're enabling better care in your area:

  • Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership: work continues on the Victoria Central social prescribing hub which will incorporate Citizens Advice support as well as bookable space for a number of volunteering groups.
  • Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership: reconfiguring Lance Burn Health Centre to increase utilisation and support digitisation programme and looking at additional social prescribing space at Lindley House
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria: works are finalised at Tarleton HC, so we know have a modern fit for purpose Health Centre which will optimise the estate, and we're developing Minerva Health Centre into a social prescribing site in conjunction with Preston North End football club.

If you need assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly or contact our Customer Support Centre on 0800 085 3015. I look forward to our continued partnership in 2021/22.

New social prescribing site under development in Manchester

We're redeveloping unused, outdoor space at Offerton Learning Disability Resource Centre in Greater Manchester to create a sensory garden and outdoor gym. The outdoor space will be used by the current tenants, who run a range of services for people with learning disabilities, as well as supporting dementia patients.

We are fully funding the £100k works, which started in early 2021.

We've installed a time lapse camera to capture the progress on site.

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