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NHS Property Services creates £200million for the NHS from surplus property sales

Figures released in Parliament have confirmed that NHS Property Services has raised more than £203million from the disposal of 295 surplus NHS properties, generating valuable funds to be reinvested in the NHS estate. The figures relate to the five years between 2013 when NHSPS was established and the end of financial year 2016/17. Many of the sites were empty and all were no longer needed for clinical or any other…

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Martin Johnson CBE officially opens St Luke’s Treatment Centre

St Luke’s Treatment Centre reached a major milestone today after the state of the art building was officially opened by local Rugby Union legend, Martin Johnson CBE. The treatment centre provides services to patients and the public across Market Harborough and surrounding areas, bringing together healthcare services provided by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Alliance (LLR Alliance), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and the Market Harborough and Bosworth Partnership. Since opening…

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Senior leadership appointments

We recentlyannounced two senior appointments to our executive team. Martin Steele has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Michael Kissman joins as Director of Corporate Services. Martin brings significant operational and commercial management experience, and a strong track record of delivering complex client services and implementing both hard and soft FM strategies. He has previously worked for leading blue chip companies, including as Managing Director of BT’s facilities services…

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Pioneering vacant space scheme to cut NHS estate costs

A pioneering scheme launched by NHS Property Services today (31 August) will help commissioners to cut the cost of empty space in their buildings, leaving them more to spend on frontline care. NHS Property Services’ new Vacant Space Handback Scheme comes in response to feedback from commissioners who want to reduce the cost of maintaining space that they decide is no longer needed for clinical services. Although the costs of…

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Construction complete at the Snapdragons Centre in Strood

A multi-million pound project to create a new children and young people’s health and wellbeing centre reached its latest milestone this week as the building was handed over to the NHS by developers. Owner NHS Property Services was given the keys to the new Child Development Centre on the site of the former Temple School, Strood, in Medway on Monday, 14 August. The project, which involved completely transforming the interior…

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Update on work to clear Weybridge hospital site

NHS Property Services is responsible for arranging the clear-up of the Weybridge hospital site and we wanted to let you know the next steps in our plans. We have now engaged a specialist demolition and salvage company, John Stacey and Sons Ltd, to sort through and remove the debris, while recovering any salvageable items that remain. Any items found will either be recycled, securely destroyed, or returned to the appropriate…

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Planning consent secured for former hospital site in Hornchurch

NHS Property Services has successfully secured planning consent on appeal for 290 much needed new homes on the former St George’s hospital site in Hornchurch. The consent includes the provision of 15% affordable housing. The site has been declared surplus and is no longer being used for health services. NHS Property Services is in the process of disposing of the property in order to generate valuable funds to reinvest in…

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Weybridge Health Centre fire update

An update from the Chief Operating Officer of NHS Property Services following the overnight fire at Weybridge Health Centre, Surrey. Martin Steele, Chief Operating Officer of NHS Property Services, which owns the health centre, said: “We are grateful to the emergency services for their swift response to this fire, and our local teams who were onsite in the early hours of this morning. “We are assisting Surrey Fire and Rescue and…

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Fire safety update from NHS Property Services

A fire safety update from Charles Siddons, Interim Chief Operating Officer of NHS Property Services “I would like to assure all our customers that we are taking swift action to check fire safety in our buildings following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. “Safety in our buildings is always our first priority. We have a team of fire safety professionals who work alongside Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, our…

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New system to protect parking for patients at Townlands Memorial Hospital

A free new parking management system is being brought in at Townlands Memorial Hospital to reduce inappropriate use of the car park and maintain free access for patients, staff and visitors. The new system uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, which aims to ensure parking spaces are protected for patients and staff accessing health services on the site. Easy to use, the system only requires patients and visitors to…

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